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standing producer of forged compo- 
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Wyman-Gordon has supplied forgings 
for virtually every aircraft in the skies 
today, as well as for the Saturn and 
other space boosters. Equally important 
is its production of vital components 
for nuclear and turbine power plants, 
sea and undersea vessels, trucks, trac- 
tors and construction equipment. 

Research is a hallmark of Wyman- 
Gordon; its Research and Development 
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techniques for advanced materials such 
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Vol. 75, no. 1 
October, 1971 



H. Russell Kay 

Editor 

Published for the Alumni Association 
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Copyright © 1971 by 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 
All rights reserved. 



WPI Alumni Association Officers 

President: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44 

Vice Presidents: 

B. E. Hosmer, '61 
W.J. Bank, '46 

Secretary- Treasurer: 
S.J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: 
R. E. Higgs, '40 

Executive Committee, 
Members -at- Large: 

C. C. Bonin, '38; F. S. Harvey, '37; 
C. W. Backstrom, '30; L. Polizzotto, '70 

Fund Board: 

G. F. Crowther, '37; A. Kalenian, '33; 
R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; L A. Penoncello, 
'66; W. J. Charow, '49; H. I. Nelson, '54 

Alumni Office Staff: 

Director, Alumni-Development Records 

and Services: Norma F. Larson 
Fund Secretary: Stephanie A. Beland 
Records Secretary: Helen J. Winter 
Secretary: Dorothy Y. Gurney 



The WPI Journal is published five times a year 
in October, December, February, April, August. 
Entered as second class matter July 26, 1918, 
at the Post Office, Worcester, Massachusetts, 
under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription 
two dollars per year. Postmaster: Please send 
form 3579 to Alumni Association, Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. 01609. 



HE WPI JOURNAL 



In This Issue 

Politicians and Pollution page two 

A brief essay on the relationships between pollution control and politicians — the good and 
the bad that have been done, and some practical suggestions for the future; by Kenneth H. 
Maymon, '70. 



Indra — The Thunder and Lightning of Joe Goulart page six 

A remarkable automobile and its equally remarkable builder. 

Intersession 1972 page eight 

An exciting new part of the WPI Plan, with over 150 three-day mini-courses in January, 
open to all alumni at a special price! 

Alumni Office Promotions page twenty 

Warren Zepp and Stephen Hebert take new positions. 

The Alumni Fund Report page twenty-two 

Last year the Fund set a new record in alumni giving, at $21 2,000. Here are the details. 

DEPARTMENTS 

Campus Notes 11 

Varsity Review 12 

Reunion Roundup 13 

In Memory 36 

Your Class and Others 41 



PHOTO CREDITS: Cover: Worcester Telegram & Gazette; p. 2: AP 
Newsfeatures; p. 4: World Book Encyclopedia Science Service; p. 5: 
Worcester Telegram & Gazette; pp. 6-7: Russell Kay; p. 12: The 
Peddler, 1971; pp. 13-19, 21, 22: Marvin Richmond. 



POLITICIANS 



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We have a serious pollution problem in this country. Our 
"friendly" politicians would have us believe that the only 
solution is to spend additional huge sums of money. P 
maintain that a bigger problem is to somehow turn 
politician of today into a fair-minded, thinking individu; 

Today we hear a lot of flowery talk and eloquent 
rhetoric concerning pollution from the halls of Congress. 
On the surface, this might give the impression of sincere 
concern. On closer examination, however, we find that 
while expressing concern over pollution the same congress- 
men are pushing their pet projects through Congress with 
little thought to the welfare of the nation. 

Last year the governor, senators, and representatives of 
the state of New Hampshire were shocked and upset when 
the federal government decided not to spend millions of 
dollars to build a highway through the White Mountains. It 
would have been wasted money, 1 feel, and would have 
been detrimental to the present wilderness character of the 
region. That money is better not spent. Who would have 
benefited from the highway? Businessmen and the state 
economy? I doubt this. People are drawn to the area by its 
tranquil and natural beauty. It would be spoiled by the rush 
of superhighway travel; more people could get there 
quicker, leave their trash, and get out just as quickly. In 
time the area would lose its natural attraction. 




by Kenneth H. Maymon, '"7( 



THE WPI JOURNAL 



The Bureau of Public Roads, now in the Department of 
Commerce, is one of the principal instruments of highway 
extension. The bureau, which is not sensitive to conserva- 
tion needs, is the source of much mischief. The desire to get 
a road of given dimensions through an area at the lowest 
possible cost often leads to cruel sacrifice of our resources. 
The Black Hills of South Dakota once had hundreds of 
trout streams; highway construction has destroyed all but 

160 miles of them. 

Congress would have us believe that the solution to our 
problem is just a matter of money and legislation, that 
people and business are the main offenders. Actually, the 
government as a body is an equal partner in this crime of 
pollution. 

Government owned and operated facilities pollute our 
land, air, and water. In 1965, Federal installations dis- 
charged 46 million gallons per day of untreated sewage 
directly into surface water or on the ground. Radioactive 
waste from uranium ore mills is becoming a serious 
problem. These are operated by the government. Early in 
1970 there was a great deal of concern over buried tanks 
full of radioactive waste on the West Coast. Apparently the 
decision has been made to bury this "hot" material in tanks 
underground. The idea seems reasonable as a temporary 
measure — but not in an area where there is a major fault in 
the earth's crust. It would only take a little shifting of the 
earth to rupture these tanks and spill the radioactivity into 
the earth and ground water. In 1958 the Animas River in 
New Mexico and Colorado was found to be running at high 
levels of radioactivity from the mills operated for the 
government by Vanadium Corp. of America. It seems 
strange that a government which can spend huge sums of 
money to study peanuts and things equally trivial is not 
directing its attention to sponsoring work to investigate 
ways and means to dispose of or neutralize radioactive 
materials. Here is a good example of lobbyists at work. We 
seem to be more interested in peanuts than in the best 
interests of our country. 

There are now better than 30 different federal agencies 
and commissions concerned with water. Some of these are 
staring at the same problem but from different angles. 
There are some interested in draining farmland and swamps, 
Bothers are interested in irrigation and flooding. Sometimes 
they are working on the same geographic area. With these 
diametrically opposed postures and the top-heavy bureauc- 
racy, we find the government cannot pull itself together 
and move. It simply stares or debates. 

In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt said that the 
needs of river improvement should be met without further 
delay. Here we are in 1971 still dilly-dallying and talking. In 
this 6 3 -year period we have proceeded to almost hopelessly 
pollute our rivers and streams. Our presidents all face the 
same problem and their reactions have been almost uni- 
versally the same: appoint an advisory committee. The 
committees usually suggest appointment of other commit- 
tees, to review and criticize the other reports. More 
high-paying jobs, more talk and paper with no action. 

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Maybe part of our solution would be to devise some means 
to control the birth rate of government committees. 

Vote-hungry opposing politicians will promise and fight 
for the moon if they feel it will gain them votes. Pork-barrel 
legislation and "function" blinded government agencies are 
at the heart of our problem. Some politicians seem to be in 
Congress for only one thing: to perpetuate themselves 
rather than to work for a better nation. Somehow these 
men must be weeded out. If the resources expended on 
wasteful government projects and studies were diverted for 
pollution abatement and control, I feel that the additional 
cost to the nation for an effective anti-pollution campaign 
would be nominal. 

With the problem before us, it is a shame to see billions 
of dollars being spent on projects for purely political, 
almost frivolous reasons. The Garrison-Diversion project of 
1965 is a good example. This is strictly an agricultural deal 
to divert water from the Missouri river to irrigate 250,000 
acres of mostly "class 3" land in North Dakota at a cost 
of $250 million. This is the poorest land considered for 
irrigation. What does it mean on a single farm basis? On a 
320 acre farm, which is the maximum amount allowed 
under irrigation regulations to a man and wife, this would 
require spending $256,000. This is enough to give an 
$8,000 gift each year for 30 years with the man and wife 
doing nothing. Actually the government would save if they 
gave the money rather than irrigate because they would 
then not have to pay other farmers to not grow the same 
crops. 

Another example is the Frying Pan water diversion 
project in Colorado to cost $170 million. This project is for 
irrigation to increase the alfalfa crop of Colorado. This is 
just more waste because there are about a million acres of 
alfalfa in the soil bank that no one is allowed to cut. It 
should also be noted that alfalfa is a notorious water hog. 

And then there is the Arkansas River navigation project, 
to cost $1.4 billion. This would be to build navigable canals 
through an area where the soil is extremely fragile and will 
cause silting. This project was justified on the basis of a 
faulty cost: benefits ratio. Projected barge traffic in canned 
meat of 12 times the then-present total barge traffic plus a 
large amount for increase in the Arkansas canned fruit 
business were used on the plus side of the cost: benefits 
ratio. Arkansas has no canned fruit business and has no 
plans for one. Also, this type of project is usually evaluated 
on a 50-year usable life basis. This one was evaluated on the 
basis of 100 years. Somebody really wanted this project; 
maybe he has plans for cornering the canned fruit market in 
Arkansas. 

In the mid-1960's $41 million was spent to build a 
deep-water canal to nowhere in San Francisco. It was 
promoted to provide more dockage in the bay area. 
Actually what is needed are more dockage fees in San 
Francisco bay itself. 

Walter Judd of Minnesota used to brag about wheedling 
$30.3 million from the federal government for dams and 



locks to hike the water of Saint Anthony's Falls in 
Minnesota for a purpose that defies detection. 

The role of the federal government is weak and 
confused. In addition to the waste and spoilage caused by 
many of their projects, the many tentacles of the bureau- 
cratic federal octopus seem to be working against one 
another rather than together. 

The public health service traced a huge fish kill in the 
Mississippi River in 1960 to DDT and similar pesticides. 
The secretary of agriculture took the stand that the farmer 
was not the culprit. He found it easy to imply that 
industrial waste, not pesticides, was the main cause and 
stated that if any pesticides did kill any fish it was due to 
the mistakes of the manufacturer. Here we find the 
Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health, 
Education and Welfare, and the Department of Interior 
paralyzed, each spending huge sums on endless investiga- 
tions to clear their own special interest. 




The Army Corps of Engineers has a mania for building 
hydroelectric installations. Many of these cannot be 
economically justified for power production and unless 
they can be shown to be flood preventative in nature, they 
represent river destruction rather then conservation. 

For 180 miles east of Fort Benton, Montana, the upper 
Missouri now flows as it did back when Lewis and Clark 
made their way upstream. The Corps of engineers is now 
proposing that a $243 million dam be built to permit 
production of hydroelectric power. The cost per kilowatt 
hour would exceed that of a conventional steam instal- 
lation. The project is being justified on the basis of its 



added capability of flood prevention and control. This 
seems strange because there has been no past history of 
flooding in the area or downstream. Wasted money? Maybe. 

The National Park Service has water values in its charge. 
The Bureau of Reclamation is working to get a fluctuating 
reservoir into the Kings Canyon National Park as well as 
dams in the Dinosaur National movement. If these are put 
through, our national parks will be grievously damaged. 

Repeated conflict has prevailed between various federal 
agencies each with a selfish motive. 

Recently a Federal air pollution team visited here at 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The statement has been 
made that this group was interested only in air pollution — 
not land, water, or any other kind of pollution. This is 
ridiculous, but typical of the government approach. The 
problems of pollution are not separate. A systerns approach 
is required. The air, water, and land pollution problems are 
all interrelated. Disposal of solid waste can cause air and 
land pollution, and reduction of air pollution can lead to 
water and land pollution. 

The outfit wielding the most power and persuasion, the 
biggest staff and best organized lobby gets its way. 
Powerful lobbies in Congress are interested in promoting 
federal spending for their special fields. I wonder if, as they 
are presently set up, lobbies operate in the best interest of 
the country as a whole. 

Two of the most powerful lobbies in Congress are the 
Rivers and Harbors Congress, which is an outside of 
government torch carrier for the Corps of Engineers, and 
the National Reclamation Association which does the same 
for the Reclamation Bureau. They are dedicated to promot- 
ing the type of operations of these two Federal Agencies 
with slight regard for others. 

The tendency in this machine age on federal, state, and 
local levels often seems to be to wipe out every acre of 
original wilderness. And with modern machines and atomic 
explosives to remake the face of the earth, the meadows, 
the swamps, the wooded alcove, and their inhabitants must 
surrender. This must stop. 

Walden Pond, made famous by Thoreau was given to 
Massachusetts in trust to preserve in perpetuity. Today it is 
no peaceful pool but a bathing beach. Across the road are 
hot dog stands and trailer camps. The commissioners in 
charge of it planned further "improvements" such as 
concrete ramps for the beach, re-shaping the pond and 
constructing concrete bath houses. Fortunately the 
Supreme Court of Massachusetts stopped these "improve- 
ments." But if the bureaucrats had their way we would 
have lost another scenic treasure. 

Staten Island, home of the 260-acrc Davis wildlife 
refuge is being developed as a result of the easy access 
provided by the Verrazaro-Narrows Bridge. The wildlife is 
gradually being choked out. The Bureau of Reclamation has 
blocked off free passage of ocean water to the marshes in 
the area and water-fowl will not live in a stagnant place. 

Our federal policies arc inconsistent. We spend millions 
acquiring the Everglades, a swamp national park in Florida 



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whose very existence depends on the flow of sweet water. 
We then spend more millions in drawing down that sweet 
water to serve other interests, thereby jeopardizing the 
park. 

Resource management and unification of effort are 
sadly lacking in our present arrangement. Two good 
examples of what can be done come from Europe. 

The Ruhr Association was formed of all communities 
on the Ruhr River. Here, they have established effective 
control of pollution rather than trying to establish stand- 
ards or treatment requirements and trying to enforce them. 
The plan is that every town and industrial plant be charged 
a stiff levy or tax, proportional to the amount of pollution 
they deliver to the river. The assay is based on the 
biomedical oxygen demand, which is a measure of the 
capability of a given stream to clean itself. We now find 
that the Ruhr basin has cleaned itself up. 

The other case is in Essen, Germany. The solid waste is 
dried, included with the city's normal garbage and used as 
Fuel in a power plant. 

Last year plans were unveiled for a joint study project 
between the government and industry. This is a step in the 
right direction. This project is to design and build a unique 
for America) power plant at General Electric, Lynn River 
Works. The project is to be executed by General Electric 
with the Cooperation of the City of Lynn and the U.S. 
Health, Education and Welfare Department. It will look 
into the practicality of building a combined refuse- 
mcineration and power-generation plant at the River Works 
to serve both General Electric and the city. The combined 
:rash, 480,000 pounds per day would fuel a refuse boiler to 
sroduce 10,000 KW daily. This would be trash disposal 
with a return. The refuse power plant is designed with 
dectronic precipitation and scrubbing devices that keep 
loxious gases and fly ash from polluting the air. 

We have a severe pollution problem, but the directions 
riven up to now by the federal government are in the wrong 



direction. More money is not the answer. First, the 
governmental agencies and bureaus must be reorganized and 
restaffed to work as a unified team in the interest of the 
nation as a whole, not in the interest of the bureau 
involved. Second, industry should be enlisted as a partner 
with government to a greater extent rather than being 
considered the enemy in this war on pollution. Third, we 
should consider new approaches such as in Essen and the 
Ruhr basin. If we measure the tax of an industry or 
community by the amount of pollution emitted, I am sure 
we would be surprised at the job that can be done by that 
industry or area. 

Finally, our senators and representatives along with our 
state and local officials must change their way of thinking. 
Self-interest and regional special interests should be made 
secondary considerations. Legislation is in some cases 
adding to our pollution problems and is wasting tremen- 
dous sums of money. That money used more wisely can be 
the lion's share of the expense of cleaning up our nation. 
We can win this war on pollution and without the need for 
huge new government expenditures. 

Bibliography 

1. A Wilderness Bill of Rights. Encyclopedia 
Britannica, Book of the year 1965 

2. Disaster by Default: Politics and Water 
Pollution by Frank Graham, Jr. Published by 
M. Evans & Co. 1966 

3. Water or Your Life. By Arthur H. Carhart J. 
B. Lippencott Co. 1959 

4. Death of the Sweet Waters. Donald E. Carr 
W. W. Norton 1966 

5. Pamphlet: The Environment in the 70s. A 
mission for Industry in Massachusetts, by Gen- 
eral Electric Co. April 1970 

6. Are We Beginning to End Pollution? (Arti- 
cle) by Irwin Hersery, In Engineering Oppor- 
tunities. Fall 1969 Edition 

7. Air and Water Pollution. Gerald Leinwand 
1969 

8. The Struggle for Clean Water. U.S. Dept. of 
Health, Education and Welfare. PHS publica- 
tion #958 (1962) 




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THE THUNDER 
AND LIGHTNING 
OF JOE GOULART 

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-LHE STATE of Rhode Island has one registered auto- 
mobile manufacturer. The automobile is a 160-mph, two- 
seater sports car; the manufacturer is Joseph F. Goulart, 
who received his mechanical engineering degree from WPI 
in 1967. During the past five years, Joe has invested some 
7,000 hours of labor and some $15,000 in parts in the 
construction and development of the car. He calls it Indra, 
after a Hindu god of thunder and lightning. "It's a 
distinctly male car," Joe says, "and I named it after a 
distinctly male god. I didn't want to follow the Detroit 
practice and characterize it as an animal." 

Automobile product development, says the 27-year-old 
engineer, "is the only thing I ever really wanted to do. It's 
the reason I came to WPI after starting out as a math major 
at Providence College." After graduation, Goulart worked 
for Wyman-Gordon as a product development engineer for 
three years, but every evening and Saturday were spent 
working on the car. Ten months ago, Joe quit his job to 
devote full time to the Indra's development. 

The car's fiberglass body, painted a rich metallic 
copper-brown, was designed while Joe was a WPI student. 
He and a friend put over 1,500 hours into building a 1/8 





scale model, which was wind-tunnel tested on campus. All 
the body construction and molding were done by Goulart 
himself. Underneath the body is a highly modified Corvette 
frame. An American Motors 390-cubic-inch V-8 engine sits 
behind the passenger compartment and is hooked up to a 
$1,500 German-made ZF five-speed transaxle. All four 
wheels are independently suspended, with outboard disc 
brakes and 8-inch-wide radial tires. 

The AM engine seems a strange choice to some, but Joe 
picked it for its light weight and high torque as compared 
to other engines of similar size. Rated at 315 hp in stock 
form, the engine has been "blueprinted" — rebuilt and 
rebalanced to its design specifications (i.e., before mass- 
production tolerances) — and slightly modified by Joe, and 
there is ample power to drive the 3000-pound car. A few 
years ago, the British Aston Martin — perhaps best known 
to the general public as the car James Bond drove in the 
film Goldfinger — was advertised as able to do to 100 and 
stop in 24 seconds. The Indra will do the same in less than 
20 seconds. 

Top speed is estimated as 160 mph, although Joe has 
only had the car up to 140. An amalgam of highway car 
with the best current racing technology, the Indra has been 
compared favorably with the $18,000+ Ferrari and the 
$10,000 de Tomaso Pantera. 

The Indra's designer/builder gave the editor a short ride. 
After settling down behind the walnut dashboard and 
console, buckling on the racing-type seat belt and shoulder 
harness, the first thing one notices is the lowness of it all. 
You are literally looking up at every other car on the road 
Then the engine is fired up, just about a foot behind your 
back, and the Indra moves out. That the car is fast is 
obvious and expected; but the combination of lowness, 
speed, and the strange rapping of the engine behind you 
combine to produce a visceral experience that leaves you 
wanting more. 

The car is awesomely stable, whether going straight or 
cornering at what seem impossible speeds; it is probably 
more stable, certainly "safer" and more mancuverable, at 
85 than the average American passenger car is at 25. During 



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the ride, Joe explained how he tried five different sets of 
front springs, three sets of rear springs, as well as 
adjustments on the Koni shock absorbers, before arriving at 
the present set-up. With its mid-engine location, the car 
carries 54 percent of its weight on the rear wheels, an 
important factor in its precise handling. 

The ride also pointed up one of the few shortcomings 
of the Indra: low ground clearance and limited suspension 
travel, combined with the stiff springing and ultra-low- 
profile tires, make crossing railroad tracks and bumps a 
painful experience. It doesn't hurt and isn't physically 
uncomfortable, mind, but the sudden shock as the suspen- 
sion comes up against its stops produces a sound and feeling 
that is unnerving at first. But in spite of all this, the Indra is 
impressively rattle-free. 

On the first model — there has been so much 
development work in the past year that Joe now calls it the 
Mk. 2 version — a curious problem came to light. 
Transmission fluid was dripping on the driver's left foot, 
despite the fact that the engine is behind the driver and the 
gearbox behind the engine. It seems that the fluid was 
running up the 14-foot-long speedometer cable, and after 
the speedometer filled up the fluid leaked out and onto the 
foot! Now the car has a custom-built electronic speedome- 
ter (with a million-mile odometer) which is guaranteed by 
its Worcester manufacturer (Barbour-Stockwell) for 
200,000 miles. 

Joe seems to have been the first person to attempt to 
register an independently built automobile in Rhode Island, 
and no one at the Registry of Motor Vehicles knew what to 
do with his application. He was passed up the ladder until 
he was finally given permission to assign the car a serial 
number himself. The registrar explained that serial numbers 



are usually coded to show such things as country and date 
of manufacture, body style, etc. So Joe put together a 
serial-number code so complete it even indicated the type 
of camshaft in the engine. Unfortunately, this 15-digit 
number was too long for the RMV's computer, which could 
only cope with 13 digits. Joe calmly pulled the application 
back and crossed off the first three digits. "The chief 
investigator's mouth dropped," remembers Goulart, "but 
the letter I had from the registrar was authorization enough 
to satisfy the requirements." The car's license plate reads, 
fittingly, INDRA. 

Even the name represents a bit of a problem now. Joe 
has been working on Indra for some five years. You can 
imagine his surprise when the Italian firm of Intermeccanica 
announced this spring it was marketing a sports car (with 
Opel running gear) called the Indra. Until and unless the 
European version is sold in the United States, there will 
continue to be two different cars called Indra. 

Goulart would like to sell the car and build more; all he 
needs is a buyer. He had someone lined up, but the 
would-be purchaser had to back out when his own business 
was hit hard by the economic slump. Joe's future plans are 
indefinite. He would like to remain in automotive product 
development, and has talked with certain of the auto 
manufacturers, but things are still up in the air. 

There are few graduate engineers around who would be 
capable of building a car such as the Indra alone. Still fewer 
of those who could would even begin such a project. But 
Indra has been the focal point of Joe Goulart's life to date, 
and every detail of the car reflects the care and determina- 
tion of the builder. Joe refers to the car as his "three- 
dimensional PhD. . . Even if it were to burn down tomor- 
row — and it isn't insured against that — I would still feel 
that it was worth it, and I would do it all over again." 




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INTERSESSION 1972 



An integral part of the WPI academic year, Intersession represents a bold new addition to WPI's offerings. 
Furthermore, participation is not limited to WPI students but is open to the interested public. A special 
Alumni Discount rate has been arranged to enable alumni to pursue their interests and return to the WPI 
campus. 

Intersession is intended to be an educational experience of broad scope, wherein participants may take 
short courses designed to further their professional competence, advance their avocational interests, offer 
intellectual enrichment, or provide personal enjoyment. During the three-week period, some students may 
wish to pursue related topics while others sample experiences from totally different categories. 

Many Intersession courses carry optional credit (1 credit hour per course, with additional work 
required). 

Most courses will be presented in concentrated, three-day sessions starting Tuesday mornings and 
ending Thursday afternoons with evening sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Some courses have 
different schedules, however, so be sure to check the official course description. Many courses have limited 
enrollment, and these are filled on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested, be sure and inquire 
NOW. 

A few course descriptions are given below. In each case, the letter A, B, or C indicates the week the 
course is offered. (A-January 11-13; B-January 18-20; C-January 25-27.) An asterisk (*) indicates that the 
course is available for credit. On the reverse side of this page, a complete listing of all course titles for each 
week is given. If you want more details on any courses, just send in the coupon indicating the numbers of 
the courses in which you are interested. 

REMEMBER; January 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 

The regular non-WPI-student rate is $110.00. For alumni, the price is only $75.00 for the 
first course. (For certain courses, an extra fee to cover special materials and/or 
transportation is assessed all participants.) 



Here is just one example of the exciting 
and interesting courses offered: 



C247* 

FINANCING AND MANAGING A BUSINESS 

Mancuso, Hazzard, Onorato, Schwieger, Zwiep, Bradley E. 
Hosmer (Marketing Action Group, Inc.) and represent- 
atives of venture capital firms, the banking industry, 
management consultants. Chamber of Commerce, 
Small Business Administration and a number of 
presidents of small businesses. 

For: Students and businessmen 

Purpose: To explore the problems and solutions of starting, 

financing and managing a small business. 
Advance Preparation Expected: 

Reading list available from Prof. Mancuso 
Credit Work Required: Outside reading 
Limit: 25 students, 50 businessmen 

Extra Fee: Meals for students who desire to dine with the group 

on Wand Th. 
Schedule: Tu — student participants: special orientation on small 

business operations, 8:00 am-9:00 pm 

W — all participants: How to Finance a Small Business, 

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THE FUTURE 

A214* The next hundred years 

ENGINEERING 
General 

ABC201 * Fundamentals of fluidics 

B219* Introduction to systems engineering 

concepts 
ABC202 Refresher course for EIT examination 

B220 Remedial and basic DC and AC circuits 

A215* Survey of control engineering 



Biomedical 

B221 * Biomedical instrumentation 

C21 1 Hospital safety workshop 

C212* Use of brain waves (EEG) in 

behaviorai studies 



Computer Applications and Languages 

AB21 1 * BASIC programming 

C213* Computer peripherals 

B222* Computer simulation of physical 

systems 
C214 Hybrid computation use of EAI-680 

and PDP-7 
A216* Integrated civil engineering 

systems (ICES) 
A21 7 Introductory analog computer 

programming 
BC214* List processing with SNOBOL 

A218 Management information systems 

B223* Mini computers 

Design 

C21 5 Cam design 

A219 The engineering product design 

process 
C216* Mechanical design synthesis with 

industrial examples 



Processes 

A230* 



B236* 



Industrial separation and recovery 
of natural salts 

Less common separation techniques 
in chemical engineering 



Ecology and 

C217* 
B224 

A220* 

B225* 
B226* 
C218 

A221* 

C219* 
B227* 
A203*,B203 



Electronics 

A222 
C220 

B228* 
C221 



B229 



B230* 
B231* 



Materials 
A223* 

BC215* 

A224" 
A225* 
B232* 
A226* 
A227* 
B233* 

Nuclear 

A228" 

B234 
A229 

Power Syster 

B235 

C222 



Resource Management 

Air pollution measurements 
Community impact of large scale 
civil engineering works 
Control of environmental sound 
and noise 

Environmental problems 
Industrial waste treatment 
New approaches to residential 
development 

Problems of urban housing 
Solid waste management 
Theology encounters ecology 
*,C203* Urban car development 



Basic electronic circuits 

Design and testing of M.F. 

directional antenna arrays 

High quality reproduction of sound 

Introduction to microwaves and 

antennas 

Radio communications for the 

amateur 

Television 

Topics in semiconductor physics 

with laboratory demonstrations 



Experimental stress analysis 

workshop 

Introduction to materials 

processing 

Linear viscoelasticity 

Photoelasticity 

Rheology of fluids 

Science and techniques of casting 

Techniques of analysis for defects 

X-ray diffraction analysis 

Nuclear power reactor siting 
considerations 
Nuclear technology 
Radioactive tracer techniques 
and counting procedures 

is 

Basic applications of motors 
Power generation and its future 

'Available for credit 



INSTRUMENTATION 

A231 Electronic distance measuring 

instruments 
A232* Fluid metering 

C223* Instrumentation for materials 

processing applications 
C224* Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy 

C225* Organic chromatographic techniques 

A233 Practical infrared spectroscopy 

B237* Use of chromatography and mass 

spectrometry 



SCIENCE 

Chemistry and Biology 

A234* Chemistry in agriculture 

(or. How does your garden grow?) 
A236* Interpretation of phase diagrams 

C226* Morphological crystallography 

B238* Phase equilibria in multi-component 

systems 
C227* Qualitative inorganic analysis 

ABC204* Qualitative organic analysis 
C228* Scientific principles exemplified 

Earth Sciences 

B239* Clay minerals 

BC216* Earth science field studies 

A236 The earth's core 

Mathematics 

C229 

B240* 

C230 
C231* 
B241* 
C232 

BC217* 

A237 
BC218* 



Game theory 

A geometric study of the real 
number system 
Introduction to logic 
Introduction to number theory 
Introduction to stability theory 
Lattices, logic and the algebra 
of switches 

Preparation for and attendance 
at mathematical seminars 
Theory of Markov processes 
Topics in applied mathematics 



Physics and Astronomy 



B242* 

B243 

B244 

C233* 
B245 



A238 

C234* 

C235* 

C236 

C237* 

A239* 
A240 



Celestial navigation 

Introduction to holography 

Investigation of a pulsed ruby 

laser 

Light and color 

Linear and non-linear processes 

using lasers: introduction to some uses 

of coherence properties of laser light in 

modern technology 

Microscopic concepts from a 

macroscopic viewpoint 

Nuclear activation as a 

nondestructive method of analysis 

Observational astronomy 

Physics of toys 

Principles and applications of 

magnetism 

Special relativity 

Vacuum evaporation and thin film 

techniques 



HUMANITIES 
Art 

B246* Drawing from the nude 

C238* Looking at prints 

AB212 Modern dance: explorations 

in movement 

Drama 

C239* A dramatic production: the Tudor 

interlude 
A241 ■ Historical figures and their 

portrayals compared in drama 
History 
C240" 
B247" 
B248 
A242" 



Crisis 

Duty and dissent: the Mexican War 
Isolationism between the wars 
Technology and the community: 
Old Sturbridge Village a case study 
in social history 
A205\B205\C205\ WPI archives and historical 
equipment 



Literature 

C241* 

A243* 
B249* 
A244* 
A245* 



Music 

A246 
B250 
A247 

A251 

C242 



C243 
A248 



The English novelette and the traditior 

of the mystery tale 

Fiction into films 

Introduction to playwriting 

Tolkien 

Wilderness and the American mind: 

an ecological view of 

American literature 

Choral singing 

Electronic music 

Ensemble recorder playing of 

Baroque and Renaissance music 

Melodic structure of Indian 

classical music 

The role of acoustics in the 

production and sustaining 

of a musical sound 

The St. Louis Quartet 

Symphonic workshop 



Philosophy and Ethics 

A249* The art of dying 

C244* The creative imagination in 

philosophy and poetry 
A250* Ethics of the "unethical" 

A206*,B206\C206* Relevance of religion 

to choice, freedom and 

responsibility 
B252 Science and social responsibility 

A251 * Sex and society 

C245* What is science? 



SOCIAL SCIENCES 
Economics and Law 

B253 Economics of power systems 

A252* Engineering economy 

B254* Legal topics for engineers 

C246* You and your money 

Management Techniques 
C247* Small business 

Sociology and Psychology 

A253 Black consciousness 

A254* Child development: the making 

of a scientist 
A255* Creative group problems 

B255* Living in a commune 

B256 Some psychology for today 



ETCETERA 

C248 Analyzing football 

A256 Astronomic mirror grinding and 

telescope making 
ABC207* Auto mechanics 
B257 Bachelor cooking: survival to 

gourmet 
B258 Basketball in depth 

A257 Building and maintaining a home: 

carpentry, plumbing and wiring 
B259 Career development 

C249* Careers in teaching 

B260 Construction of harpsichords 

and clavichords 
C250" Creative color photography 

C251 Glass blowing and vacuum techniques 

ABC208 Preparation of TV tapes showing 

lab technique 
C252 Rifle marksmanship 

B261 * Scientific and technical aspects 

of the photographic process 
A258 Seminar on current campus research ] 

projects 
AB213 Senior life saving 



A209.B209,C209 Skiing for beginners 



C253 



B262' 



C254 
B263 
A210*.B210 



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Technical material in written form: 
searching, organizing & preparing 
Urban simulation gaming: operation 
and evaluation 

Winter mountaineering expedition 
Winter mountaineering workshop 
\C210* Worcester Science Center 
projects 



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WPI GLEE CLUB TOUR OF ENGLAND 



On March 30, 1971, members of the 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Glee Club 

and the WPI Brass Choir left Worcester 

I for a 12-day concert tour of England. At 

la short ceremony at City Hall, the key to 

Ilthe city of Worcester and letters of 
[greeting from heads of government in 
Worcester and Shrewsbury were given to 

I [the groups for presentation to officials of 
[their sister cities in England. The group 
then left by bus for Boston's Logan 
Airport and flew to London. Under the 
direction of Prof. Louis J. Curran, WPI 
musical director, concerts were given in 
Oxford, Worcester, London, Cambridge, 
and Shrewsbury. The group returned on 
April 12 in time to resume classes after 
the spring vacation. 

The trip was funded through the 
:ollege's annual budget allotted to musi- 
:al organizations, by a member-sponsored 
affle, and by the use of individuals' 
personal funds. Working closely in plan- 
ling the tour and aiding Prof. Curran 
were John Minasian, '72, Glee Club presi- 
dent; Robert Byrne, '71, tour manager; 
David Moonaw, '73, treasurer; and Dr. 
Thomas Edwards of the chemistry dept., 
ftvho sang in the Glee Club bass section 
ind helped in preparing some of the 
lingers. 

The timing of the tour during the 
Christian Holy Week enabled the group to 

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provide music for week-day Anglican 
masses in Oxford and Shrewsbury, a Palm 
Sunday mass at Worcester Cathedral, and 
Catholic and Anglican masses on Easter 
Sunday in Cambridge. The "Missa Mater 
Patris" by Josquin des Pres, a 15th 
century composition in Latin was meticu- 
lously prepared for these occasions. Its 
performance was a great success in 
Worcester, where the local newspaper 
lauded the American collegians. The re- 
citals and concerts also included other 
sacred works as well as secular pieces 
from around the world. 

The highlight of the tour was the 
Palm Sunday mass followed by an after- 
noon recital at Worcester Cathedral, an 
awesome structure that was begun in the 
eleventh century. The day included a 
prelude to the mass, starting a sponsored 
fund-raising walk for the church renova- 
tion fund, played by the WPI Brass Choir 
atop the high bell tower of the cathedral. 
A combination of wind, ringing bells, and 
jittery nerves made the event quite excit- 
ing for the brassmen. Among those in 
attendance was England's Minister of the 
Environment, who was on hand to start 
the walk. 

The singers and players had some 
time between concerts and traveling to 
make private tours of their own. Being 
based in hotels on the outskirts of Lon- 



don, in Blackheath, was an excellent 
opportunity for many to take day trips 
into the city. London, like most large 
cities, cannot be seen in just a few days, 
and it was difficult to budget the free 
time available. Others ventured to distant 
points of interest, via car and train, such 
as Stonehenge, Canterbury, Dover, and 
north to Scotland. Some were able to 
visit with relatives. Fred Kolack, a sopho- 
more member of the Glee Club, traveled 
all the way to Germany for a family 
reunion. 

The caliber of music at WPI has 
certainly changed in recent years. The 
tour was the climax of a very successful 
year in which the Glee Club and Brass 
Choir gave several other fine concerts. 
Much credit can be given to an imagina- 
tive and capable director, Prof. Louis 
Curran. Both of the groups are now 
attracting some very fine talent, and hope 
to make more tours of this magnitude in 
future years. With the new direction of 
education at WPI, the aims of the musical 
organizations and the college should com- 
plement each other well in the years to 
come. Ask any member of this year's tour 
how much he learned about other people 
and cultures as a result of this trip. Let's 
all join in giving our support and wishing 
them the best of luck in the future. 

Robert M. Byrne, '71 



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SATISFACTION 

Director of Athletics Robert Pritchard 
stated that during 1970-71, WPI's athletic 
teams enjoyed their greatest year in mod- 
ern athletics. Over all sports, 64% of 
contests were won. 

SOCCER 

Coach Alan King's men will be defending 
their divisional college championship, 
which they took last year with a 9-1-1 
record. 

King is hopeful of repeating the tri- 
umph, but he notes that he will have to 
reorganize his defense due to the gradua- 
tion in June of Ail-American Lionel St. 
Victor and All-New-England Tim 
Rooney. Sophomores Steve Williams and 
Bucky Kashiwa are expected to carry the 
load. 

FOOTBALL 

With 18 lettermen returning, Coach Mel 
Massucco faces the season with experi- 
ence in most positions. The Engineers' 
usual problem, lack of depth, is still 
around, but for the first time this year 
Freshmen are eligible for varsity football, 
and this should help out considerably. 

Graduation took its toll, and offen- 
sive captain Mike Santora, fullback Scott 
Dineen, guards Trent Germano and Leo 
Gillis, and center Jim Fay will all have to 
be replaced. Last year's offensive back- 
field, sparked by quarterback Steve 
Joseph and halfbacks Charlie Deschenes 
and Wayne Pitts will be returning. Coach 
Massucco is hopeful that Murray Glazier, 
who showed a great deal of promise last 
year, will fill in at fullback, but he will 
have competition from sophomores Gene 
Dejacome and Gary Velozo. 



Last year's offensive line had sopho- 
mores Don Moquin, Bruce Beverly, and 
Tom Cawley, who will be carrying the 
load this season. Jimmy Buell, who 
missed last year because of a shoulder 
injury, will be back at end; he is an 
outstanding pass receiver. Junior Bill 
Cormier will be center. Other returning 
offensive line starters are end Tom Staehr 
and co-captain Vin Colonero. 

The defensive team needs a complete 
overhaul, according to Coach Massucco. 
The loss of Frank Steiner and John 
Plonsky leaves only one experienced line- 
backer returning: co-captain Jeff Perry. 
The secondary will miss the services of 
Jarl Linden and outstanding safety man 
Don St. Marie (who will be WPI Director 
of Sports Information this year). Defen- 
sive backs Tom Beckman and Kevin 
Crossen are returning, and heavy duty 
will be expected from returning ends 



Larry Prickett and Mark Dupuis, tackles 
John Cuth and Larry Lavalle, and middle 
guard Charlie Kavanaugh. Here too, Mas- 
succo expects to get strong support from 
freshmen and sophomores this year. 

The kicking game should be fairly 
solid, with Charlie Deschenes doing the 
punting and Mark Dupuis the place- 
kicking. 



JV football has a new coach, Dick Heik- 
kinen, who will also be working with the 
varsity linemen. After the football season 
ends, Heikkinen will move over to be ' 
head wrestling coach, replacing Lenny 
Pollizotto. 

CROSS-COUNTRY 

Coach Frank Fannella is hopeful of re- 
peating his winning record of last season. 
He has eight members of last year's team 
returning, as well as a number of promis- 
ing freshmen. The team will be lead by 
co-captains Mike Malone and Mark Hoyt. 
Andy Murch, last year's outstanding run- 
ner will also be back. Sophomores Scott 
LePage, Stan Purington, and Joe Gaff en 
are expected to strengthen the team. 




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CLASS OF 1906 

James E.Smith '06 entertained Franklin 
Green, '06, Portland, Oregon, Leroy N. 
Reeve, '06, Melborne Beach, Florida and the 
writer, at dinner at the Holiday Inn, Friday 
evening, June 4th. The evening chats proved 
very interesting and entertaining. We were 
particularly pleased that President and Mrs. 
Hazzard were with us for a nice long visit 
which proved must enjoyable. 

Late in the afternoon, Jimmy and I 
visited Charles L. Tucker, '06, now at the 
Wayside Nursing Home on Grove Street. 
Neither he nor Jerome W. Howe, '09 are bed 
patients, but sit up every day. It was a visit 
that all four of us will remember for a long 
time. 

Saturday morning, we met at Tech and 
while Green, Reeve and I attended the 
Luncheon, Jimmy grasped the opportunity 
to drive with his son Morrison, '37 to his 
boyhood home in Rochester, New Hamp- 
shire after the class picture was taken. 

Illness of the lady-folk prevented Mark 
Eldridge and Lance Staughton from being 
with us at this reunion; they were present in 
1966. 

Roy S. Lanphear, '06 

CLASS OF 1912 

For the eighth year in succession, 1912 
members met for dinner at the Marlboro 
Country Club, Friday, June 4, 1971. Those 
present were Joseph and Helen Granger, 
Henry and Madeline Rickett, Edward Tuck- 
er, Harrison Brown, and we were pleased to 
include Mrs. Herbert F. Taylor and Mrs. 
Harold L. Nickerson, widows of two of our 
formerly most active members. 

After the dinner we drove to the nearby 
home of our president, Joe Granger, where 
we disposed of business matters in about an 
hour. 

On Saturday morning we were joined by 
Eugene and Gertrude Powers making seven 
at the Alumni Luncheon. 

There is about $2600 interest available 
in the Herbert Foster Taylor Student Aid 
Fund; the principal remains unchanged. 

There were three deaths during the year: 
Frank H. Plaisted and Leon H. Treadwell, 
both in August, 1970, and Charles L. 
Nevens, just four weeks before our reunion. 
James P. Hogan died in 1968; the confusion 
caused by a report by the town clerk that he 
was still alive resulted from his reference to 
the son, James B. Hogan. Also reported was 
the death of John T. Quinn in 1969 but no 
details were received. With these five gone, 
our membership is now 29, 1 3 of whom are 
out of New England. 

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CLASS OF 1911 

The survivors of the class of 1911, 
(about 35%) had their annual reunion on 
Friday evening, June 4 at the Holiday Inn in 
Worcester. Five members, their wives and 
two guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. Dave 
Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Chace, Mr. 
and Mrs. William Donath, Mr. and Mrs. 
Hugh Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Taft and 



two guests, Mrs. Pat Hanaver and her sister. 
A social hour and dinner were enjoyed 
and greetings from several members who 
could not attend were read. 

All agreed to meet at the reunion on the 
Tech Campus Saturday if possible. 

Howard P. Chace 
President, Class of 1911 




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It was gratifying to make contact this 
year with 80% of our members. Of the six 
who failed to answer our letter, two had 
recently sent in long letters. While distance 
and weakness are common reasons for not 
attending reunions, a few were detained 
only by conflicting appointments such as 
graduation of grandchildren. 

Eric Benedict is still in good health but 
his "line voltage seems a bit lower." He 
extends an invitation to any who may visit 
the Cape. . . Bertram Cleveland still goes to 
business and plays golf. . . George Clifford is 
beginning to get arthritis and now realizes 
how his wife has suffered for some years. . . 
J. Francis Granger, our President, is in good 
health, is Chairman of Marlborough Hospital 
Planning Committee, and Secretary of Mas- 
sachusetts Highway Association. . . Guy 
Hawkins is doing some planting on eight 
acres of Arizona desert land. Last summer 
he sent in an account of his experience with 
Road Runner Cuckoo birds with a picture 
of one eating out of his hand. This was 
occasioned by a note in the Journal (Spring 
1970) from George Gilchrest. We forwarded 
it to George with the hope that the two 
might get together over the 100 miles 
separating them. . . Howard King fully in- 
tended to attend both Friday and Saturday 
but a last minute problem delayed his arrival 
in Worcester until late Saturday so he 
continued on to Scarborough, Maine, where 
he spends his summers. He is nearly blind 
but cheerful. . . Alfred Kinney is "studying 
the art of doing nothing, alone, after a heart 
attack some time ago". His new address is 
Skyland Motor Inn which he hopes is 
temporary. 

Frank McGowan is now fully retired. A 
conflict of dates was all that kept him from 
the reunion. . . Fred Munson is at his office 
every working day but retires at noon to his 
deep woods home in Leicester with a pond 
in the back yard where he has only the dog 
to talk to. . . Carlton Norton plays golf and 
bridge with the "Sons in Retirement", to 
which he belongs. The exercise keeps him 
physically fit. His oldest son, Carl Jr., who 
was with the FBI, died last April. . . Eugene 
Powers is as lively and youthful as ever. 
With the mischievous sparkle in his eye it is 
hard to believe he has finally turned 80; he 
was the last of us to reach that. . . Henry 
Rickett, with Madeline, holds the record for 
attending all nine reunions since our 50th. 
He is still interested in civic service and 
church. . . James Shea still keeps up his 
business activities but has some difficulty in 
walking. . . Clinton Smith still serves as 
Transportation Consultant but no longer 
drives a car. Mrs. Smith is suffering from a 
1965 accident. . . Harland Stuart is the real 
busy bee. He is fighting the battle of 
Gettysburg to keep a 300 foot tower from 
being built on the battlefield. There is 
plenty of activity in this historic town. As 
chairman of a committee, he is identifying 



and marking civil war houses — over 220 so 
far. The Rotary and the YWCA know to 
whom they can go when they want action; 
and the First Baptist Church has made him a 
deacon. . . Ernest (Nibs) Taylor continues to 
be the most prolific letter writer. Struggles 
with the typewriter, the weather, shopping, 
card parties, grandchildren, plants and 
flowers — he covers many subjects, all 
sprinkled with humor. He has decided not 
to furnish the ground squirrels with more 
tulip bulb salad. He sent a picture of the 
electric hoe mentioned last year in the 
Journal. It can also mow in tight corners 
and polish floors. . . Edward Tucker doesn't 
drive but manages to get around depending 



upon buses and his daughter. . . Holman 
Waring, as honorary secretary of the 
Sanitary Commission, keeps up with current 
practice by reading. He also lectures regu- 
larly at the University and to other 
groups. . . Other reports were received from 
Earl Gleason, August Reinhard, Roger 
Towne, and Guy Whitney. 

Finally, your Secretary bores everyone 
by boasting of being secretary-treasurer of 
four organizations: 1912 Class, Tech Old- 
Timers, Improvement Society, and Men's 
Forum. Life never gets dull when you have 
months' undone jobs ahead. 

Harrison G. Brown, Secretary 




CLASS OF 1916 



The 55th Reunion of the Class of 1916 
was held in the Holiday Inn in Worcester on 
Friday evening June 5, 1971 with nine 
classmates and seven wives in attendance. 

Previously all met at Daniels Hall 
Lounge and were conducted on a tour of 
several new buildings by one of next year's 
clean-cut seniors. The campus is beautiful 
and the changes in 55 years are fantastic. 

Stoddard Residence Center on Institute 
Road was visited first. It was dedicated last 
Fall and consists of three separate buildings, 
in one of which the women students live on 
the third or top floor and men students live 
on the lower floors. The three buildings are 
heated electrically and each contains a 
central lounge area which opens onto an 
outdoor patio. One of the buildings has a 
seven bed infirmary. 

Harrington Auditorium, completed in 
1968, was next. It seats over 3000 people 
and adjoins the Alumni Gymnasium which 
was completed in 1916. It is my recollection 
that the latter was used for the first time for 
our 1916 Commencement Exercises, since 
which time the student body has tripled. 

The George C. Gordon Library was 
visited last. It is very imposing from the 



outside and very beautiful and businesslike 
on the inside. Air conditioning, carpeting, 
and upholstered furniture all add to its 
attractiveness. Do you remember that at our 
50th Reunion in 1966 our class contributed 
more than $23,000 for new books for this 
Library? 

From the Library we drove to Holiday 
Inn where friendships were renewed and 
good fellowship prevailed, all helped by an 
excellent accordion player. 

Those present with wives were Leslie 
Chaffee, Wellen Colburn, Roland Home, 
Robert E. Lamb, Arthur Nutt, Roy Storms 
and Horace Trull. Carl Burgess was alone as 
his wife passed away in 1966. Bud Royal 
also was alone as his wife attended an 
important family wedding in or pear Wash- 
ington, D.C. Don Maynard missed the din- 
ner but did attend the alumni Luncheon on 
Saturday. 

The Chaffees from Tacoma, Washington 
came the greatest distance but Mrs. Lamb, 
before returning to their home in Deerfield 
Beach, Florida will have travelled further. 
From Worcester she and Bob were to drive 
to Detroit, Michigan. From there she was to 
start on a trip around the world with a 



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group sponsored by the General Federation 
of Women's Clubs. Bob was to drive alone 
to Florida. 

After an excellent dinner Bud Royal, 
our Class President, conducted a brief busi- 
ness meeting. The first item was a moment 
of silence for the 13 classmates who have 
passed away since our 50th Reunion. 

Next, Bud attempted to resign as Presi- 
dent but was unanimously voted down. 
Arthur Nutt was continued as Vice Presi- 
dent and C. LeRoy Storms as Secretary- 
Treasurer. Incidentally we have a little over 
$100.00 in our account. 

Bud then asked each classmate to out- 
line briefly his activities. All had been 
unusually busy, considering their youth! 

Our attendance was smaller than antici- 
pated last Fall for several reasons: 

Arthur Blair was hit by an automobile 
while crossing a street in his home town of 
Haddonfield, N.J. on March 15 and serious- 
ly hurt. Mrs. Blair writes that it will be six 
months before Arthur can walk again. 

Wally Wallsten had surgery in March 
while at his winter home in Pinellas Park, 
Florida and was unable to attend. 

Aurelio Zambarano hurt his back in May 
and could not come up from Florida. 

Ralph Farnum died suddenly on April 
13, 1971 while in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Joe Murphy did not come because his 
wife passed away in her sleep on May 18, 
1971 in Armonk, New York. 

Si Collier, Phil Cooke and Lawrence 
Jones all had conflicts on that date. 

Notes from several classmates were read: 

Frank Gifford has been in ill health for 
the past 5 years. He requested that we sing 
"loud and clear" just for him, an old time 
favorite "On the Old Fall River Line". We 
were happy to do so with the assistance of 
our accordion player. 

Everett Bragdon will soon move from 
West Baldwin, Maine to Lynchburg, Va. 

Arthur K. Ingraham of Oakland, Califor- 
nia sent a clipping about his second retire- 
ment this past March. He was in the 
Engineering Dept. of the Pacific Gas and 
Electric Co. in San Francisco from 1923 
until he retired in 1959. During that period 
he held all the various offices in the Ameri- 
can Society of Mechanical Engineers, San 
Francisco Section and also served eight 
years with the Army Engineers as a Colonel. 
In 1959 he started another career in the 
Public Works Department at the U.S. Navy's 
Treasure Island Station in San Francisco 
Bay. His second retirement was from this 
position in March 1971 . 

James C. (Jimmy) Walker, a member of 
Tech's Board of Trustees, regretted he could 
not be with us as he would be in France. 

After hearing about our classmates, the 
evening was concluded by Bob Lamb show- 
ing some movies of our 40th Reunion in 
1956 at Toy Town Tavern in Winchendon, 
Mass. and of an extended trip through 

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Switzerland he and his wife took a few years 
ago. All were most enjoyable and everyone 
agreed that Bob is an excellent photograph- 
er. 

One additional personal note. After the 
Alumni Luncheon Mrs. Storms and I walked 
to the Higgins home which has just been 
donated to Tech. It is on Salisbury Street, 
was built in 1924, and is modelled after an 
English country home. It is beautiful and 



most intriguing even without furniture. We 
were fortunate in joining a small group and 
having a personally conducted tour of the 
house by Mr. Milton P. Higgins, newly 
elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees 
of WPI. Approximately 5 acres, I believe, of 
well landscaped grounds will be added to 
Tech's campus. 

C. LeRoy Storms 
Secretary-Treasurer 




CLASS OF 1921 



'21 "Had a Ball" on their 50th reunion 
weekend at the former Toy Town Tavern 
(now the Winchendon School) and at 
Worcester. The lucky members attending 
were: Harold and Meta Black; Carleton and 
Hellen Bolles; Spike and Harriet Brown; 
Myron and Ruth Chace; Bob and Eva 
Chapman; Irving M. Desper; Bob Eldred; 
Bud and Edra Fisher; Carroll and Dorothy 
Huntington; Dr. Cy and Mrs. Israel; Johnny 
and Hazel Johnson; Jerry and Ruth Martin; 
Stan McCaslin; Lyle and Betty Morse; Dick 
and Janet Penfield; Earle Pickering; Ed and 
Mrs. Rose; Paul Sessions; B. C. and Phylis 
Shaw; I. R. Smith; Foster and Elizabeth 
Sturtevant; Bud Thayer; Line and Anne 
Thompson; Harold and Margaret Whitmore; 
Alex and Victoria Wilson; Paul and Bertie 
Woodbury. 

Half of the 26 members listed above and 
19 wives arrived Thursday afternoon in time 
for cocktails on the porch. After a delicious 
dinner, we spent the evening reminiscing. 
With Spike and Jerry as bartenders and Bud 
Thayer as entertainer, the time passed mer- 
rily. 

The rest of the gang arrived Friday. Bud 
Thayer escorted the "girls" on an antique 
shop trip while the "boys" again recalled 
many of the events of the '17 to '21 years. 
All got together at 5:00 p.m. for cocktails. 

In 1921, I. R. Smith was elected our 
permanent president, but in as much as he 
attends reunions only every 50 years, we 
fired him forty years ago, and have elected 
officers every five years. The present offi- 
cers are as follows: President, "Johnny" 



Johnson; Vice-president, "Line" Thompson; 
Secretary, "Carl" Bolles; Treasurer, "Bob" 
Chapman; Reunion Committee: officers 
plus "Spike" Brown, "Cherub" Chace, 
"Jerry" Martin and "Honie" Huntington. 

After dinner "Johnny" called the meet- 
ing to order. A moment of silence was 
observed in memory of the '21 class mem- 
bers no longer with us, and the names of the 
eleven deceased since our last reunion were 
read by "Carl." 

Excerpts from letters from class mem- 
bers who could not attend the reunion were 
read by "Johnny," as follows: 

Jack Williams, Dept. of Chemistry, Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin — Jack has been teach- 
ing Physical Chemistry at the University of 
Wisconsin for many years, and in his re- 
search activities has written a large number 
of papers and reports. P. K. Davis, Carmel, 
California — Phil had planned to be with us, 
but when Tech changed the date for reunion 
to June 3, it made it impossible for him to 
attend. Dick Pereira, Brazil - His govern- 
ment says "no" to his spending money in 
the U.S.A. He wished, however, to be 
remembered to all. George Condit, Mesa, 
Arizona — He retired to Arizona five years 
ago, and has kept busy with National 
Service Clubs, Boy Scouts, Irrigation Dis- 
trict, etc., etc. Cal Callahan, Newburgh, 
N.Y. - He doesn't admit it, but the old 
politician is still at it. He is busy as ever 
directing functions of the Land Office. Fred 
Pickwick, Grand Junction, Colorado — Fred 
has retired from the Atomic Energy Com- 
mission, and has decided to stay in the far 



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1926 



West. Bill Schuerman, Monmouth, Oregon — 
Bill is still consulting in the Willamette 
Valley, but he didn't say what about. Tessie 
Burleigh, Tavares, Florida — Tessie phoned 
from Tavares to wish us all a happy reunion 
and to express his regrets. 

Jerry Martin reported on the Fiftieth 
Anniversary Gift and asked Chuck Ross to 
give us the good news. We are at present up 
to the $40,000 mark, with 34 out of 63 
members listed. Jerry suggested and we 
voted not to specify the use of our gift, but 
rather to have it applied to the general fund. 

Johnny produced a leather-covered 
1921 commencement program, which 
brought back fond memories and produced 
many wise-cracks from the audience. He 
then called for each member to tell, in a few 
short sentences, what they have been doing 
(omitting any references to children or 
grandchildren). The reports were identical — 
"Retired." 

On Saturday we drove to WPI to join 
the Fifty-Year Associates and have our class 
picture taken. At the alumni luncheon we 
received our individual Fifty-Year Certifi- 
cates from President Hazzard, and won the 
class attendance cup. 

We "had a ball"! 

Carleton F. Bolles, Secretary 



CLASS OF 1926 

This was one of the finest turnouts in 
years. Forty-three class members and thirty- 



seven wives were on hand for Friday night's 
festivities at the Yankee Drummer Inn. 
Cocktail hour began at 5:00 p.m. with 
dinner at 7:00 p.m. so there was plenty of 
time to chat with everyone before the 
serious business of eating. An excellent roast 
beef dinner was served. After dinner Presi- 
dent Hap Kallander reviewed some of the 
past and spoke of those no longer with us. 
Officers for the next five years were elected 
being: Emerson A. Wiggin, Pres., Richard P. 
Houlihan, Vice Pres.; C. Sture Carlson, 
Sec.-Treas.; Milton E. Bergland, Chairman of 
the 50 year gift fund; and Lawrence S. 
Peterson, Chairman of the 50th reunion. 
Hap then introduced Prof, van Alstyne who 
enlightened us on the new methods of 
education on the Hill. This was most inter- 
esting and well received. Two more mem- 
bers arrived for Saturday's activities but we 
lost some from the night before so were not 
able to win the attendance prize. This will 
not happen at the 50th. 

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CLASS OF 1936 

A total of forty-five members, and 
wives, including Dr. and Mrs. Albert 
Schwieger really "reunioned" at the Coach 
and Six Restaurant on June 4, to celebrate 
and reminisce the four (or more) years at 
WPI and the 35 years since then. 

Committees of wives were challenged to 
make decisions about members of the class 
concerning their present attributes. After 
much deliberation these committees decided 
that Brewster Howard was the "MOST 
TYPICAL GRADUATE," Roger Bruce, the 



"BEST PRESERVED," and Art Tripp, the 
"MOST MOD DRESSER." They also con- 
cluded that Jack Brand's "Waistline Had 
Changed The Least" since 1936 (and this 
you can believe) and Len Johnson had the 
"Friendliest Smile" (you know, you still 
like him immediately). Appropriate WPI 
prizes were awarded for each of these 
achievements. 

Ed Wilcox, Bob Fowler and Carl Benson 
were the recipients of WPI attendance 
prizes. 

The Committee does believe that our 



wives helped to support the Tech Bookstore 
by these purchases! 

It was most interesting to hear what our 
members had been doing since our last 
reunion and, in some cases, for the last 35 
years. Len Johnson has two sets of twins 
(does his friendly smile contribute?) and Bill 
Maine six grandchildren; Jack Sacks and 
Martin Gowdy have retired (lucky fellows!) 
and work at their pleasure. 

This was Al Ekberg's first return in 35 
years and he travelled from Albuquerque, 
New Mexico to do so, the longest distance 



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of any present, for which he received an 
award. He says it is wonderful country, and 
please look him up if you're in the area. 

Al Schwieger gave an interesting and 
informative talk on the new WPI curricu- 
lum. It certainly is challenging and we 
wonder how many of us would be able to 
graduate in the approximately three years 
minimum predicted. How about lectures on 
video-tape? 

Greetings to those present were given 
for our Class Officers by Jack Brand, Vice 
President. Jack hasn't changed much either! 

Those not able to attend (for reasons of 
college graduations, being overseas, or 
getting married) who sent messages to the 
Reunion were Don Edmunds, Hal Burr, 
George Chase, Fred Yeo, Ted Wyman, Ben 
Smith, Hal Pomeroy, Nelson Marshall, Clint 
Leech, Joe Hastings, Ed Guild and Jim 
Ethier. 

It was a grand reunion — now on to the 
40th! Those at the reunion included: Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward Armstrong; Mr. and Mrs. 
Carl Benson; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Benoit; Mr. 
and Mrs. John Brand; Mr. and Mrs. Roger 
Bruce; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Curtis; Mr. and 
Mrs. Walter Dahlstrom; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred 
Ekberg; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fowler, Jr.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Scot Goodwin; Mr. and Mrs. 




1936 



Alexander Gordon; Mr. and Mrs. Martin 
Gowdey; Mr. and Mrs. Brewster Howard; 
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. 
William Maine; Mr. and Mrs. Foster McRell, 
Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Morrill; Mr. and 
Mrs. Jacob Sacks; Dr. and Mrs. Albert 
Schwieger; Mr. and Mrs. George Sherwin; 



Mr. and Mrs. Headen Thompson; Mr. and 
Mrs. Abbott Wilcox. 

Walter Dahlstrom 

Yngve Nordstrom 

George Sherwin 

(and our Wives) 

Reunion Committee 




1941 



CLASS OF 1941 

As usual, this "great" class had loads of 
fun. Our 30th?! — nobody looked their age! 

Forty-one classmates and wives gathered 
on Friday, June 4th at the Driftwood Motor 
Inn and Lodge in Shrewsbury for a splendid 
and refreshing renewal — lasting till late. 
Tasty roast beef and lobster were on the 
menu. 

Carl Koontz, Professor and Head of Civil 
Engineering and wife Sue joined us for this 
informal evening of fun and merriment — 
socializing, singing, talking, dining and 
dancing to the swinging "41 era" music of 
George Adrian and his orchestra. And — 
how about that sing-a-long! Packing all our 
cares and woes — "Bye Bye Blackbird", — 
the bells were ringing — "For Me and My 
Gal" — who is — "A Million Dollar Baby" — 
and — "As Time Goes By" — "I Can't Give 
You Anything But Love" - but - "Let Me 
Call You Sweetheart" — and "Ma, He's 
(still) Making Eyes At Me" - then — "Ballin 
The Jack" - and "The Red Red Robin"?! - 
and more. 

We really missed all those who couldn't 
come, for ever so many important reasons, 
at this busy time of the year. Everyone 
participated joyfully telling of contacts 
maintained with other members and their 



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17 



wives — indicating where and how they 
might be found and what they were doing. 
Announcements were numerous, for our 
friends are world-wide doing great things. 

Partiality is not intended by singling out 
a few, but we think it's important to 
mention that Bud and Nita Roberton trav- 
eled from Spokane, Washington; Stan Majka 
and wife from Orindo, California; and the 
entire Ed Ryan family journeyed from 
Washington. How nice to see Ken and 
Christine Dresser who haven't been able to 
make it for a long, long time because of their 
travels in the service. But our warm and 
ever-loyal friends the Georges, Muirs, Green- 
woods, Harans, Hoebels, Koleshs, Nystroms, 
Pecks, Richardsons, Whatakers, Whites, 
McGuiness', Wolkonowitzs, McElroys, Wil- 
sons and the McKeowns were there too. 

Given room, we could say something 
extra nice about everyone, thank them for 
coming and for making the party such a 
joyful one. I heard it said that "the women 
still looked much younger than the men" in 
spite of their chores and responsibilities 
keeping us in line. 

Charlie Hoebel and wife "Hutch" 
walked off with the golf prizes. They sure 
enjoyed the game at Juniper Hill. Vic 
Kolesh, golfing and fund-collecting-specralist 
and Doug McKeown, "another golfer," can 
attest to that. 

All of the women "walked off" with 
lovely table decorations. Rightly so, since 
the cute little vases bearing flowers were 
mementos for the women. They were 
pretty. Fellow classmates received the Story 
of Worcester Tech 1865-1965, "Two 
Towers" — a pleasant reminder of days past. 

And, there were door prizes! Many won 
gifts that seemed to please. 

It was evident that Ros McKeown had a 
special hand in most things — her husband 
being most grateful. Even Vic Kolesh was 
astounded that "all counts" balanced off so 
well. 

With our '41 banner, ribbons and smiles, 
picture-taking time on Saturday was easy. 
So — have a look! Unfortunately, more 
conflicts in date prevented some of those 
attending Friday to make Saturday's 
picture. 

The weekend was perfect! We'll do it 
again! Plan now for the next. 

Doug McKeown 



CLASS OF 1946 

The class of 1946 held its 25th reunion 
on Friday, June 4 during Reunion Weekend 
on campus. Some 80 members of the class 
and their wives had the privilege of holding 
the first social event in the old Higgins 
mansion located behind the Olin labora- 
tories and the old gymnasium. We had 
perfect weather and the cocktail hour was 
held in the garden, followed by dinner and 



dancing in a beautiful setting. It was cer- 
tainly great to renew acquaintances and to 
relive the days of the past. Everybody was 
in fine spirit and needless to say, a great 
time was had by all. So much so, that when 
it came to one a.m. and time to discontinue 
activities at the Higgins estate, the gang 
talked the band into moving to the front 
steps of the Daniels dormitory and the party 
continued with music and gaiety for a 
couple of more hours. The class of 1946 is 
undoubtedly in the record books as having 
outstanding spirit and for holding the first 
outdoor dance at the Daniels dormitory, 
which is where most of the out-of-towners 
stayed overnight. 

Charlie McNulty, whom you will re- 
member as a Navy Chief Petty Officer and 
athletic coach, was our banquet speaker. He 
gave a very amusing dissertation on days 
gone by and progress at Tech since our 
departure. We learned more about what 
really went on in the early 1940's than we 
ever could have imagined while we were 
there. Following his outstanding presenta- 
tion, the class unanimously voted Charlie 
McNulty as an honorary member of the 
class of 1946. President Hazzard and his 
wife made a brief appearance at the reunion 
and met most of the classmates. 

Enclosed is another biographical form 
for those who didn't complete one original- 
ly. We have decided that if those of you 
who have not told us about your career will 
get on the ball and do so on the form, we 
will issue a collection of supplemental sheets 
a few weeks from now which classmates can 
incorporate in their booklet. For those of 
you who did not receive the printed book- 
let, you may have one by sending S3 to the 
Alumni Office. Those of you who could not 
make the reunion and forgot about this 
summary, please do it right away and mail it 
to Steve Hebert at the Alumni Office. Steve 
Hebert has just been appointed our new 
Alumni Executive Secretary replacing War- 
ren Zepp who has been promoted to a new 
position as Special Assistant to the Vice 
President of University Relations. This 
change occurred at the reunion weekend. 

At the reunion, a special committee 
decided, and it was approved, that the use 
of our 25 year class gift would be for the 
purpose of advancing WPI's program on 
their multi-media approach to education, 
primarily in the audio-visual area. Upon our 
arrival, our class gift had totaled $6300; but 
before the Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, 
we had been able to increase it to $7200. 
We know there are many returns which did 
not reach us in time and we announced the 
objective of attaining a class gift of $10,000. 
We would like all those who have not yet 
submitted, or who would like to increase his 
gift, to do it immediately. Remember, that 
we have been allowed to make a 3 year 
pledge and that this pledge to our class gift 
at this time would also be considered as 



your gift to the Alumni Association for this 
3 year period. Please send your pledges to 
Steve Hebert on the forms enclosed. 

You will be interested to know that Bill 
Bergman traveled the longest distance just 
for the reunion, coming in from Santa 
Barbara, California. Pat and George Morin 
of Keene, New Hampshire have the largest 
family, 8 children. You would never have 
guessed it as Pat led the activities in all types 
of dancing including some fancy group 
Greek numbers. Joe Johnson had a son 
graduating from WPI on June 6 and John 
Gagliardo has a son finishing his Sophomore 
year. Attendees received a Worcester Tech 
mug or large beer glass as a memento of the 
occasion. The class picture was taken in the 
Higgins estate garden. Classmate Charlie 
Richardson brought back old memories as 
he joined the Orchestra with his trumpet a 
la days and memories of the Boyntonians. 
He puffed away until 3 a.m. 

You should all know that your repre- 
sentatives and reunion attendees have agreed 
with the Alumni office that for reunion and 
administrative purposes the suffixes A, B, C 
and D will be discontinued and we will be 
treated as one class of 1946. We have 
already demonstrated our spirit in unison 
and those of you who could not make it 
missed a wonderful weekend. Our next 
reunion will be in 5 years, when we join for 
our 30th. Let's go after the trophy for the 
highest percent attendance and for another 
great time. You may be interested in who 
made it this time so a list of attendees is also 
enclosed. See you in '76. 

Carl Simon 



CLASS OF 1951 

The Class of 1951 exchanged experi- 
ences with each other Saturday morning and 
at lunch and had our group picture taken 
prior to a very enjoyable evening spent at 
the Driftwood Motor Lodge. 

This we all agreed was our best get-to- 
gether to date and vowed that the next, 
25th, would be even better, so be prepared 
and start making plans with your classmates 
that you see and haven't seen for twenty 
years to help be with us for the big one in 
'76. 

A very enjoyable social hour prior to a 
roast beef dinner followed by a song fest 
and Dixie Land jazz band made up our 
evening activities. Our guests. Bob and Jean 
Pritchard, showed us their dancing style and 
led us in singing our favorite songs. The 
following members and wives who attended, 
hope to see all of the Class of '51 in the year 
1976. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baker, Mr. Don 
Corey, Mr. Rick Ferrari, Mr. and Mrs. Ed 
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Kessler, Mr. and 
Mrs. Hugh Lovell, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Miller, 
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. 
Jim Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Scinto, Mr. 
and Mrs. Vartkes Sohigian, Mr. and Mrs. 



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1951 



Henry Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wolff, Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack Writer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed 
Nahikian, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Olson, Mr. and 
Mrs. Neal Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill 
Spiller, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pierce, Mr. and 
Mrs. John George, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Erick- 
son and Mr. and Mrs. Louis DelSignore. 



CLASS OF 1961 

On Saturday, June 5, the Class of '61 
gathered to renew old friendships after 10 
years away from the "Tute." Daytime activ- 
ities included the Alumni Association meet- 
ing and a tour of the many new buildings 
and facilities on campus, including the 
grounds of the recently acquired Higgins 
Estate. 



The evening was highlighted by an excel- 
lent dinner, dancing, and socializing at 
Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton. 
Twenty-three couples attended, coming 
from New England, New York, and New 
Jersey. 

A few class members showed signs of 
thinning hair and expanding waistlines. 
However, many had much more hair, in- 
cluding moustaches and beards, than the 
crew-cut and "Princeton" styles of our col- 
lege days. There were still a few bachelors, 
with dates, but most men were married with 
as many as four children. The wives and 
dates were without exception chic and 
attractive. 

There was a good cross-section of busi- 
ness, industry, and education represented. 



Jobs range from self-employed and small 
consulting firms to "Ma Bell" and I.B.M. 

Those attending include Dick Adler, Bill 
Calder, Joe Carpentiere, Charlie Cook, Ron 
Delaripa, Roger Faulk, Bob Fitch, Jack 
Gabarro, Lee Gazoorian, Walt Haller, Brad 
Hosmer, Stu Kazin, Hank Kosiba, Steve 
Lerman, Charlie Mello, Jerry Mullaney, 
Norm Noel, Yesugey Oktay, Dick O'Shea, 
Ken Parker, Dave Raab, Moe Rees, Al 
Sherman, and Rich Vogel. 

Morgan Rees, Chairman 



CLASS OF 1966 

The class of 1966 held its fifth-year 
reunion on Saturday evening, June 5. The 
evening included a social hour on the 
grounds of the Higgins Estate, followed by a 
dinner-dance at Putnam & Thurston's. Al- 
though the turnout was small, everyone had 
a good time. Those present were: Tom 
Benoit, John Bowen, Steve Hebert, Pete 
Kudless, Skip Kunz, John Lautherback, 
Larry Penoncello, Don Ruef, Mike Salvini, 
Roman Sywak, Ron Tata, and Len Weckel. 
Larry Penoncello, President. 




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1961 



1966 



THE WPI JOURNAL 



19 



ALUMNI OFFICE PROMOTIONS 



Stephen J. Hebert, '66, 
Becomes Secretary-Treasurer 



Stephen J. Hebert, '66, has been appointed to 
succeed Warren B. Zepp as secretary -treasurer of 
the Alumni Association. Hebert had been assistant 
alumni secretary for the previous two years. In 
making the announcement, President Hazzard ex- 
pressed confidence that Hebert would carry on in 
continuing to help in increasing alumni participa- 
tion in WPI activities. 

Hebert, a 1966 civil engineering graduate of the 
college, had taught and coached at the Springfield, 
Vt., High School prior to working for the associa- 
tion. As assistant alumni secretary, his primary 
responsibility had been in chapter meeting pro- 
grams, the alumni fund and The Journal. With the 
exception of The Journal, which is now edited by 
the college director of publications, Russell Kay, 
Hebert will be continuing in his past responsibil- 
ities plus the general administrative duties of the 
association. 

A rather tall individual, Steve's quick smile and 
wide range of interest provide for engaging conver- 
sation, and although his putting on the golf course 
may leave something to be desired, his iron game 
more than compensates. Steve enjoys traveling, and 
so alumni who have yet to meet him will undoubt- 
edly have the opportunity in the coming year. 







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WARREN ZEPP 



MOVES UP 



At a meeting of the Alumni Council, held on June 
4, President Hazzard announced that Warren B. 
Zepp had been appointed special assistant to the 
vice president for university relations. In his new 
position, Zepp will continue working with alumni 
in addition to organizing a second career program 
and directing a revitalized effort in deferred giving. 

"Warren Zepp's service to WPI as secretary- 
treasurer of the alumni association since 1954 has 
been of major aid to the college," said President 
Hazzard. "In his new position I am sure that he 
will continue to make important contributions to 
alumni and to WPI." 

The Alumni Association honored Warren on 
Saturday, June 5, at the annual alumni luncheon. 
He was presented with a plaque and a tape 
recorder. Robert E. Higgs, '40, retiring president of 
the association said, "This token can hardly repay 
you, Warren, for all the things you have done for 
alumni and alma mater. I do note, however, that 
you will continue your work at WPI in the coming 
years and thus I'm sure there will be another 
occasion in the future." 

For Zepp, his new assignment is but another 
benchmark in a career of service to WPI. Grad- 
uating in 1942 with a degree in mechanical 
engineering, he joined the faculty of the college the 
following fall. In 1947 he was appointed an 
assistant professor and in 1952 became acting 
superintendent of the Washburn Shops. The shops 
were in their declining years at that time, having 
suffered decreased gross sales for the previous 
several years. Under Zepp's direction, however, 
they enjoyed prosperity, although shortly after he 
left, the decision was reached to cease their 
operation. 




The Alumni Association appointed him secre- 
tary-treasurer in 1954 and for the next 17 years he 
continued in that position. Under his stewardship, 
the association's programs expanded at a steady 
pace. Highlights of his tenure include the establish- 
ment of a complete and up-to-date record-keeping 
system, expansion of the number of alumni chap- 
ters and frequency of meetings and the expansion 
of the Alumni Journal. Also during this period the 
college conducted two capital gift campaigns, 
raising over $24 million, and the alumni fund 
experienced a steady growth, climbing from an 
annual income of $54,000 in 1954 to $212,000 
this past year. 

Looking back on it all, Zepp can undoubtedly 
recall many instances of special satisfaction. Being 
a modest man, however, he declines to single out a 
specific instance. As he has often said, half to 
himself: "It's not what is being accomplished, 
although that's important. It's that alumni of 
different generations are working together, getting 
to know each other, and contributing their time 
and skills to helping WPI become a better college." 
Helping to make that possible is what Warren Zepp 
has proved very skillful at these past 17 years. 



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21 



The 19"7CK71 Annual Alumni Fund 



I 



Dear WPI Alumnus, 

Another record year, with total alumni gifts and pledges of $215,005, plus matching gifts of $21,231.69, totalling 
$236,236.69. Despite some adverse economical and sociological factors, our record shows a considerable increase in support 
over last year. My pride, I am certain, is shared by all WPI alumni in this extraordinary accomplishment. This was not the 
result of a single gift or chapter but rather the result of the collective efforts of over 750 alumni volunteers and over 3000 
donors. These were individuals who translated their love and loyalty for WPI into positive action — action that will greatly 
assist the college in meeting the needs of the day and planning for the future. 

It was particularly gratifying to work with our 750 devoted alumni volunteers who made many sacrifices to make the 
program successful. The Fund Keymen are to be congratulated for an outstanding organizational effort, as are the Captains 
and Contactmen who did the actual soliciting. 

Looking ahead to 1971-72 a goal for the Alumni Fund of $300,000 has been set as the level necessary to meet needs 
which are very real and ever present. I am confident that the goal can be attained. It will be a difficult assignment and it will 
require many personal sacrifices. WPI alumni, however, have accepted and met challenges before and I know you will meet this 
newest challenge to help WPI. 

3incerely, 





Irving James Donahue Jr., '44 

Alumni Fund Board Chairman, 1970-71 





Dear WPI Alumnus, 

1970-71 was an extraordinary year by every measure. It was a year of financial crisis for colleges throughout the cour 
which the media have been busy proclaiming. WPI has been no exception, but we have met a test and have come through v 
flying colors. The loyalty and the dedication of the members of the WPI community are real grounds for faith in the futi 
and confidence in all that WPI has done and will be. 

This faith has been translated into action on the part of many — in fact, self-sacrifice as well. Our faculty, as you kn< 
accepted a year of wage freeze, a difficult thing to do during an inflationary economy. They did so, I think, with a real se 
of dedication to WPI and its educational role. Alumni made similar contributions which were translated into an Alumni Fi 
exceeding the $200,000 level for the first time in the history of the college. Foundations have also exhibited strong confide 
in WPI. Major grants by the Carnegie and 3loan Foundations in support of our programs are most significant. 

Of great help is a positive admissions picture at WPI just as other engineering colleges seem to be getting negative resu 
The WPI Plan and the personal help of many of you have given us a higher than usual rate of acceptance and a larger freshn 
class than anticipated. The resulting tuition revenue is very significant in our financial picture. 

The generosity which you have demonstrated and which brought the Fund above the $200,000 level is deeply apprecia 
by everyone on the Hill. We consider it a vote of confidence in WPI and its leadership role in the future. The Funds will ena 
us not only to provide the best engineering education available, but to continue to improve WPI's educational program : 
community. Especially important are the Alumni $cholarships - to WPI and the students receiving them. 

In particular, I extend my sincere thanks to Jim Donahue, the entire Alumni Fund Board, and the hundreds of enthusia; 
and devoted alumni volunteers who made this record-breaking fund possible. 




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George W. Hazzard 
President 



THE WPI JOURNAL 



VOLUNTEER WORKERS 



Keymen 



. Norman Alberti 


•24 


■I. Slayton Altenburg 


•65 


3. Albert Anderson 


'51 


>aul W. Bayliss 


'60 


jabriel O. Bedard 


•28 


ames Bush, Jr. 


'46 


lenry J. Camosse 


•53 


Valter J. Charow 


'49 


Itephen D. Donahue, Jr. 


'63 


'hilip G. Duffy 


•46C 


•heodore J. Englund 


'28 


talph D. Gelling 


'63 


). Arnold Hansen 


'25 


'hilip J. Hopkinson 


'66 


Seorge Jeas 


'52 


)avid A. Johnson 


•60 


Idmond H. Judd 


'50 


ames K. Karalekas 


'58 


;nfried T. Larson 


'22 


rilliam M. Lloyd, II 


'51 


harles W. Mello 


'61 


oseph J. Osvald 


'65 


.ichard D. Popp 


'54 


.aymond J. Remillard 


•49 


ames E. Rich 


'51 


ouis J. Rossi 


'61 


tephen J. Spencer 


'49 


.oger W. Swanson 


'51 


ohn M. Szymanski 


•62 


ictor H. Thulin 


'42 


leorge A. Walker 


'22 


aul C. Yankauskas 


'42 


CAPTAINS 




.obert H. Alberti 


'26 


obert E. Allen 


'42 


anathan B. Allured 


'42 


. Curtis Ambler 


'42 


hester L. Anderson, Jr. 


'49 


Michael Anderson 


'64 


William W. Asp 


'32 


Ihristian S. Baehrecke 


'56 


-arold A. Barnes 


'26 


[icholas J. Barone 


'65 


David E. Beach 


'53 


lharles D. Berry 


'42 


leter K. Bertsch 


'59 


Penis K. Berube 


'65 


tenneth R. Blaisdell 


'40 


|oy F. Bourgault 


'42 


111 G. Braley, Jr. 


'48 


Kugh M. Brautigam 


'43 


falter H. Bretthauer, Jr. 


'51 


Bedney B. Brown 


'55 


laul J. Brown 


'50 


lllen L. Brownlee 


'33 


Ldward J. Burke 


'24 


ldward F. Cahalen 


'27 


frilliam B. Carpenter 


'50 


1. Eugene Center 


'30 


frilliam C. Clark 


'37 


Salter F. Conlin, Jr. 


'46 


pseph J. Conroy, Jr. 


'46C 


pseph F. Coveney 


'59 


ponald G. Craig 


'57 


[eil J. Crowley 


'50 


tordon F. Crowther 


'37 


Frederick Deboer 


'53 


1. Robert Dieterle 


'48 


leter C. Dooley, Jr. 


'44 


lobert E. Dunklee, Jr. 


'40 


|«avid R. Ekstrom 


'63 


Inthony E. Engstrom 


•59 


lawrence N. Escott 


•63 


lharles R. Fay 


'30 


leland H. Fisler 


'30 


liale E. Flint 


'29 


l.afael R. Gabarro 


'51 


Irancis J. Gamari 


'54 


j.ichard A. Garvais 


'63 


l.obert V. Genereux 


'68 


Ihilip D. Giantris 


'65 


1/illiam H. Gill, Jr. 


'61 


Pouglass D. Gladstone 


'61 


Lllan Glazer 


'47 


1'. Clark Goodchild, Jr. 


•40 


Ilichael H. Graham 


'61 


Lime J. Grenier 


'51 


tonald J. Grenier 


•55 


1.. Reed Grimwade 


'50 


liarold Gruen 


'49 


lacob J. Hagopian 


'39 


loseph M. Halloran, Jr. 


'40 


Karle A. N. Hallstrom 


'50 


Ifilliam S. C. Henry 


•43 


lohn H. Herron 


'61 


lames A. HiUman 


'24 


leter H. Horstmann 


'55 


llarry A. Hoyen, Jr. 


'63 


liarold G. Hunt 


'20 


■Vsjed J. Jalil 


'61 


tonald E. Jodoin 


'68 


loseph H. Johnson, Jr. 


'46 


lirian J. Kelly 


'55 


l)onald Kerr 


'65 



Robert Kieltyka '59 

Douglas W. Klauber '68 

Victor E. Kohman '43 

Robert P. Kostka '63 

William M. Land, Jr. '48 

Richard B. Leon '66 

Alfred L. Letoumeau '49 

Walter E. Levine '53 

Daniel L. Lintz '49 

Linn M. Lockwood '32 

John B. Lojko '63 

Lester H. Longton, Jr. '49 

Roger H. Maddocks '63 

Francis W. Madigan, Jr. '53 

Daniel J. Maguire '66 

Stanley J. Majka '41 

George A. Marston '30 

Frank L. Mazzone '46D 

Charles F. McDonough '55 

Charles W. McElroy '34 

Donald M. McNamara '55 

Guy D. Metcalf '49 

Donald L. Mongeon '62 

Patrick T. Moran '65 

Albert N. Narter '30 

Howard I. Nelson '54 

Henry W. Nowick '56 

Edward A. Obermeyer '65 

Thomas P. O'Connor '53 

Roger R. Osell '54 

John C. O'Toole '49 

Joseph F. Paparella '56 

Mahendrakumar B. Patel '69 

Lawrence A. Penoncello '66 

Neal D. Peterson '51 

Chandler P. Pierce '37 

Andrew L. Piretti '68 

Edward J. Powers, Jr. '60 

Russell D. Purrington '32 

Roger E. B. Randall '37 

William C. Reeves '49 

Bernard V. Ricciardi '58 

Hugh M. Robinson '49 

Saul Robinson '20 

Donald C. Root '61 

Melvyn L. Sack '66 

John D. Saunier '49 

Randall P. Saxton '26 

George W. Schott '46D 

Richard B. Scott '54 

Paul A. Sharon '62 

Edwin Shivell '54 

Brian Sinder '64 

Donald R. Skeffington '49 

Dennis E. Snay '63 

Vartkes Sohigian '51 

George V. Spires, III '64 

Mabbott B. Steele '26 

J. Larry Stewart '46 

Donald F. Stockwell '51 

William T. Swanson, II '64 

Ronald F. Swenson '59 

Norman J. Taupeka '58 

Harry Terkanian '40 

Bernard L. Tetreault '60 

Arthur D. Tripp, Jr. '36 

William W. Tunnicliffe '43 

Walter W. Tuthill '33 

Steven A. Udell '70 
Richard M. Underwood, Jr. '46 

Henry A. VasU '53 

Harold K. Vickery '35 

Paul R. Vilandre '58 

George P. Vittas '63 

Spiro L. Vrusho '57 

Richard K. Wagner '63 

Gordon E. Walters '55 

William E. Wiley '41 

CONTACT MEN 

George T. Abdow '53 

James S. Adams '49 

Dean W. Alden '22 

Charles C. Allen '49 

Walter D. Allen, Jr. '49 

Raymond L. Alvey, Jr. '50 

Clarence W. Anderson '34 

Frederick A. Anderson '42 
Gary M. Anderson '66 

Gordon C. Anderson '44 

Wlllson C. Applegate '49 

Walter G. Arell '63 

Richard A. Atwood '48 

William E. Bachmann '50 

William H. Bailey '59 

Theodore A. Balaska '46B 

Robert C. Balcer '69 

Robert A. Balducci '68 

Leon H. Bassett '51 

Joseph V. Beaulac '63 

Richard G. Bedard '57 

Robert D. Behn '63 

Albert O. Bell '33 

John B. Bell, Jr. '41 

L. Thomas Benoit, Jr. '66 

Robert A. Berg '59 



Paul H. Bergstrom '38 

Gregory F. Berry '65 

Donald F. Berth '57 

Hamendra R. Bhatt '69 

Max Bialer '40 

Robert A. Bierweiler '43 

Wellington H. Bingham '22 

William R. Bingham '46B 

O. William Biomlund '65 

Peter G. Bladen '70 

Wayne E. Blanchard '68 

Earl M. Bloom, Jr. '55 

Lester A. Bolton, Jr. '42 

Paul W. Booth '34 

Lawrence B. Borst '49 

Gary E. Bossak '67 

Richard S. Boutelle '26 

Robert J. Boyea '58 

Edward J. Brabazon '64 

Robert L. Bradley '68 

John J. Braun '66 
Daniel F. Brosnahan, Jr. '62 

Alan D. Burke '55 

Clifford W. Burwick '56 

John K. Busada '39 

Edward M. Cahill '55 

Martin G. Caine '37 

William Calder, III '61 

John C. Calhoun '55 

Russell H. Callahan '17 

Richard A. Calvert '66 

John F. Campanella '70 

Pasquale Campanella '68 

Richard J. Caprioli '68 

Allan E. Carlson '57 

Allen W. Case, Jr. '64 

Robert R. Cassanelli '62 

Paul M. Castle '66 

Leslie J. Chaffee '16 

Robert E. Chapman '21 

Allan H. Chase '39 

Robert A. Chechile '60 

Everett S. Child, Jr. '50 

Robert Chin '50 

Rasiklal V. Chokshi '70 

Joseph N. Christian '42 

Carroll B. Church '49 

Marcel H. Clavien '63 

Richard W. Cloues '38 

John W. Cnossen '55 

Robert J. Coates '66 

Loring Coes, Jr. '36 

Edwin B. Coghlin, Jr. '56 

Lawrence J. Cohen '60 

Hubert M. Cole, Jr. '62 

Robert J. Collette '68 

Arnold M. Cook '29 

John R. Corf '46 

Allan J. Costantin '54 

James D. Coulopoulos '55 

Leo F. Coumoyer '59 

Robert C. Crawford '61 

Frank A. Crosby, Jr. '40 

Ernest M. Crowell '34 

Edward L. Cure '64 

Thomas J. Curry '66 

Paul M. Dalton '58 

Bernard R. Danti '56 

Rajnikant P. Dave '63 

Clifford H. Daw, Jr. '59 

Walter K. Deacon '42 

Francis Defalco '58 

Albert M. Demont '31 

Lawrence F. Dennis '55 

Harold O. Denzer, Jr. '58 

Ronald J. Dill '67 

John A. Dillon, Jr. '51 

Fidele L. Dipippo '60 

John R. Dobie '29 

William B. Dodge '42 

Frederick E. Drake '55 

Ronald W. Dufries '61 

Henry J. Dumas, Jr. '56 

Terrence M. Dupuis '60 

Larry Dworkin '58 

Gerald T. Dyer '56 

Magnus J. Einarson '58 

David M. Elovitz '53 

George E. Engman '50 

Charles R. Ennis '64 

Richard E. Epstein '63 

Eric W. Essen '42 

Michael J. Essex, Jr. '52 

Paul E. Evans '48 

Lee P. Farnsworth '43 

Francis H. Fay '50 

Robert G. Ferguson '48 

Albert G. Ferron '57 

Theodore L. Fish '31 

Warren H. Fitzer '45 

Robert W. Fitzgerald '53 

Frank J. Fleming '28 

John Ford, Jr. '42 

Carroll D. Forristall '26 

Kendall F. Forsberg '53 

Clifford J. Forster, Jr. '51 



Alan S. Foss 


'52 


Charles S. Frary, Jr. 


'34 


J. Perry Fraser 


'43 


Earl T. Fratus 


'63 


Norman M. French, Jr. 


'48 


Philip M. French, Jr. 


'58 


Charles I. Friedman 


'57 


Seymour L. Friedman 


'57 


Michael M. Galbraith 


'58 


Bradley T. Gale 


'64 


Edward L. Gallini 


'57 


Frederick A. Gammans 


'48 


David R. Geoffroy 


'60 


J. Howard Germain 


'29 


William F. Gess, Jr. 


'58 


Ralph H. Gilbert 


•30 


Donald J. Girard 


'46C 


Warren P. Gleason 


'26 


Irwin L. Goodchild, Jr. 


'50 


Robert W. Goodfader 


'60 


Bennett E. Gordon, Jr. 


'65 


Robert E. Gordon 


'43 


Saul Gordon 


'50 


Robert H. Goretti 


•62 


Robert A. Green 


'48 


Allen H. Gridley, Jr. 


'38 


Stephen Z. Gunter 


'57 


Charles P. Gure 


•50 


Gerald A. Gutman 


'64 


Donald L. Hager 


'26 


Raymond R. Hagglund 


'56 


Richard G. Haiec 


'56 


Robert R. Hale 


'61 


Jerald N. Hamernick 


'62 


John P. Harding. Jr. 


'47 


Sheldon C. Harriman 


'57 


Sidney R. Harvey 


'53 


William H. Haslett, Jr. 


'51 


Joseph R. Hastings 


'36 


Richard E. Hathaway 


'50 


Bradford F. Hawley 


'51 


Ronald C. Hayden 


66 


Herbert J. Hayes, Jr. 


'51 


Roswell J. Heald 


'62 


Richard L. Healer 


'66 


Charles M. Healey, Jr. 


'26 


David G. Healey 


'69 


Frederick P. Helm 


'67 


Carl P. Hershfield 


'48 


Lawson T. Hill, Jr. 


'50 


Robert W. Hoag 


'59 


Ralph Hodgkinson 


'31 


Allen H. Hoffman 


'63 


William H. Holmes 


'61 


Robert J. Horrigan 


'55 


Holbrook L. Horton 


'29 


Thomas Houston 


'60 


Richard E. Howard 


'51 


Richard B. Hoyt 


'59 


John W. Hughes 


'39 


George L. Humphrey 


'65 


Thomas F. Humphrey 


'59 


Alfred E. Irelan 


'61 


Lionel J. Irvine 


'58 


William A. Jobert 


'65 


David C. Johnson 


'66 


John W. Johnson 


'61 


Stanley F. Johnson 


'26 


William A. Johnson 


'56 


Chandler W. Jones 


'26 


William F. Jordan, Jr. 


'56 


Stephen K. Kaiser 


'66 


Ronald D. Kangas 


•58 


Samuel B. Kaplan 


•39 


Richard A. Kashnow 


•63 


Francis E. Kearney 


'50 


Paul J. Keating 


'64 


Averill S. Keith 


'43 


Alan Kennedy 


'46B 


Francis E. Kennedy, Jr. 


'63 


Owen W. Kennedy, Jr. 


'45 


Donald E. Kirk 


'59 


Earl C. Klaubert 


'52 


Norman G. Klaucke 


'41 


Ronald P. Klay 


'64 


C. Stanley Knight 


'32 


Keith L. Knowlton 


'66 


Chester S. Kolaczyk 


'52 


Paul S. Krantz, Jr. 


'64 


Donald M. Krauss 


'52 


Roger R. Lafontaine 


'60 


Erling Lagerholm 


'44 


Stephen J. Lak, Jr. 


'67 


Roderic C. Lancey 


•51 


Roger W. Lane 


'51 


Spencer K. Lang 


•40 


Michael R. Latina 


'68 


John A. Leach, Jr. 


'40 


Luther C. Leavitt 


'34 


Joseph D. Leblanc 


'62 


John W. Lebourveau 


'44 


John K. A. Leland 


'55 


John B. Lewis 


'61 


Frank R. Lindberg 


'41 


Charles Lipson 


•60 


Thomas Y. Liu 


'67 



William W. Locke '30 

S. Paul London '54 

Calvin F. Long '46 

George H. Long, Jr. '57 

Richard A. Loomis '55 

Albert H. Lorentzen '51 

Vilho A. Lucander '56 

Edward A. Luiz '49 

Peter H. Lukesh '66 

Robert G. Lunger '53 

James S. MacKay '53 

Homer E. MacNutt, Jr. '49 

Francis W. Maher, Jr. '68 

Robert M. Malbon '63 

John M. Malianian '52 

Winthrop S. Marston '26 

Peter J. Martin '62 

James S. Mathews '55 

Norman B. Maynard '50 

F. Douglas McKeown '41 

Peter F. McKittrick '68 

Orren B. McKnight, Jr. '53 

William R. McLeod, Jr. '58 

Robert W. McMaster '32 

Raymon F. Meader '20 

William E. Meadowcroft '48 

Hemant D. Mehta '70 

Eustace I. Merrill '27 

Richard T. Messinger '40 

Richard S. Meyer '60 

Ralph V. Miller, Jr. '64 

Stanley L. Miller '51 

Allen M. Mintz '48 

Robert W. Mitchell '42 

William P. Mitnik '34 

John P. Morrill '53 

Stephen P. Mozden, Jr. '63 

Gerald A. Mullaney '61 

Richard M. Murphy '65 

William J. Museler '64 

Arthur Nedvin '57 

Clifton C. Nickerson '49 

Roland L. Nims '35 
Donald R. Nitsche '66 

John Nizamoff '32 

Elmer E. Nutting '39 

Philip J. Nyquist '50 

Daniel F. O'Grady '30 

Reginald J. Odabashian '28 
Daniel F. O'Grady, Jr. '61 

Michael F. Oliver '65 

Richard C. Olson '50 

William J. O'Neil '58 

Bradford W. Ordway '39 

Robert A. Padgett '50 

Richard H. Palm '69 

Cary A. Palulis '69 

Benjamin Pano '52 

Alfred G. Parker '33 

James A. Parker, Jr. '63 

John R. Parker '30 

Russell W. Parks '41 

Phillip L. Parmenter '63 

Shashikant M. Patel '69 

William F. Payne '39 

Robert W. Pease '42 

James Z. Peepas '49 

W. Harvey Perreault '33 

Eric L. Peterson '51 

Herbert S. Peterson '53 

Lawrence S. Peterson '26 

Wayne L. Pierce '68 

Murad S. Piligian '49 

William J. Ploran '49 

Donald L. Poggi '51 

Gregory E. Pollack '69 

Wayne D. Ponik '65 

Stannard M. Potter '41 

John W. Powers '61 

David A. Pratt '56 

Richard A. Prokop '37 

David W. Prosser '61 

Steven A. Quart '56 

John H. Quinn, Jr. '42 

David M. Raab '61 

Leonard F. Rago '60 

William M. Rauha '27 

William J. Remillong, Jr. '66 
Manuel Renasco '46D 

Lester J. Reynolds, Jr. '50 

Marcus A. Rhodes, Jr. '40 

Stanley S. Ribb '41 

Frederic D. Riley '63 

Samuel Ringel '47 

Kenneth N. Robbins '64 

Roger P. Roberge '45 

John J. Robinson '44 

John E. Rogerson '42 

Arthur S. Ross, III '63 

Thomas H. Rothwell '53 

Paul A. Rougeau '63 

Eugene L. Rubin '53 

Edgar P. Rundlett, Jr. '66 

Robert E. Russell '46B 

Merrill Rutman '61 

John C. Ryder '64 



HE WPI JOURNAL 



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Malcolm G. Safford '38 

Edward P. Saling, Jr. '50 

William J. Samborski '35 

Edward G. Samolis '52 

Richard P. Samolis '53 

Donald R. Sanders '49 

Eli S. Sanderson '50 

Reynald J. Sansoucy '55 

Vito J. Sarli, Jr. '52 

Edward A. Saulnier '59 

Walter C. Scanlon '50 

Ralph P. Schlenker '57 

Richard G. Schmitt '52 

Bruce E. Schoppe '60 

Marc E. Schweig '70 

Stephen Selinger '69 

Ralph E. Sellars, Jr. '58 

John C. L. Shabeck, Jr. '33 



Burton Shair '65 

William J. Shepherd '62 

Louis Shulman '50 

Eugene Shumski '34 

Robert C. Simmonds, Jr. '58 

John H. Sistare '63 

Charles T. Smith '26 

Harold F. Smith '56 

Richard D. Souren '61 

Nathan M. Southwick, Jr. '27 

Thomas W. Spargo '64 

Thomas E. Stamoulis '56 

George E. Stannard '43 

Anthony B. Stefanov '51 

A. Kenneth Stewart, Jr. '50 

Edward C. Stone '60 

John P. Stone '65 

Norman P. Stotz '58 



Louis E. Stratton '39 

David E. Stuart '57 

Joseph W. Sullivan '61 

Lawrence N. Sullivan '67 

Robert E. Sullivan '52 

Robert B. Sundheim '58 

John B. Sutliffe '37 

Eric M. Sweed '67 

Sumner B. Sweetser '33 

Bernard D. Szarek '54 

Henry D. Taylor '51 

Marshall B. Taylor '68 

William E. Taylor '27 

Robert H. Telzerow '44 

John A. Templeton '45 

Harry W. Tenney, Jr. '56 

Stanley M. Terry '40 

Charles J. Thompson '26 



George T. Thrasher '67 

Howard C. Tinkham '49 

Raymond J. Tivnan '59 

Gerard A. Toupin '66 

Robert L. Towne '29 

Ralph R. Trotter '61 

Joseph P. Tulka '31 

William J. Tunney '62 

John G. Underhill '44 

Kenneth S. Vardion '60 

Frank A. Verprauskus '61 

Kenneth J. Virkus '61 

Otto A. Wahlrab '54 

Everett L. Walker '59 

Bruce R. Webber '65 

David K. Weiner '48 

Robert P. Weis '57 

Howard P. Whittle '54 



Robert C. Whittum 
Philip A. Wild 
Charles E. Wilkes 
Robert G. Williams 
Samuel W.Williams. Jr. 
Richard B. Wilson 
Robert F. Wilson 
Joseph R. Winslow 
Wayne T. Wirtanen 
Russell W. Wood 
David F. Wright 
William H. Wyman 
Alan P. Zabarsky 
Robert C. Zahnke 
William Zarr 
Arthur Zavarella 
William E. Zetterlund 




CHAPTER 

Berkshire 

Boston 

Central New York 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Cleveland 

Connecticut Valley 

Detroit 

Eastern Connecticut 

Hartford 

Hudson-Mohawk 

Los Angeles 

New Haven 

New York 

North Shore 

Northern California 

Northern New Jersey 

Pacific Northwest 

Philadelphia 

Pittsburgh 

Rhode Island 

Rochester-Genesee 

Southeastern 

St. Louis 

Washington 

Western New York 

Wilmington 

Worcester 

Out of District 

Others & Honorary 

TOTALS 

Matching Gifts (Corporate Gifts To WPI To Match 

Grand Total 




District Summary — Final Report 1970-71 Annual Alumni Fund 





No. in 


No. of 




RANK 


Chpt. 


Gifts 


% Giving 


21 


70 


19 


27 


16 


943 


292 


31 


13 


107 


36 


34 


26 


115 


27 


23 


3 


47 


25 


53 


2 


108 


58 


54 


10 


358 


133 


37 


7 


96 


42 


44 


29 


129 


27 


21 


18 


664 


194 


29 


12 


147 


51 


35 


18 


268 


77 


29 


26 


372 


84 


23 


20 


549 


152 


28 


24 


328 


81 


25 


5 


179 


85 


47 


4 


457 


229 


50 


16 


36 


11 


31 


23 


282 


74 


26 


9 


100 


41 


41 


11 


331 


120 


36 


8 


111 


47 


42 


25 


129 


31 


24 


5 


19 


9 


47 


14 


395 


126 


32 


1 


82 


47 


57 


21 


122 


33 


27 


14 


1.525 


491 


32 


28 


1,573 


342 


22 


— 


17 


17 


— 




9,299 


3,001 


32% 


Gifts From Alu 


mni). 









Average 


Total Gifts 


Gift 


$ 490.00 


$ 25.79 


22,071.00 


75.59 


1,723.00 


47.86 


4,685.00 


173.52 


1,145.00 


45.80 


3,260.00 


56.21 


10,853.00 


81.60 


2,282.00 


54.33 


1,070.00 


39.63 


10,917.00 


56.27 


3,111.00 


61.00 


5,270.00 


68.44 


5,200.00 


61.90 


11,854.00 


77.99 


3,927.00 


48.48 


5,473.00 


64.39 


16,983.00 


74.16 


2,428.00 


220.73 


3,100.00 


41.89 


4,430.00 


108.05 


4,519.00 


37.66 


1.607.00 


34.19 


1,560.00 


50.32 


513.00 


57.00 


13.137.00 


104.26 


1.995.00 


42.45 


1.642.00 


49.76 


36,278.00 


73.89 


30,892.00 


90.33 


2,590.00 


— 


$215,005.00 


$ 71.64 


21.231.69 




$236,236.69 





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THE WPI JOURNAI 



MEMBERS OF CLUBS 



THE PRESIDENT'S CLUB 

James E. Smith '06 

James J. Shea '12 

Earl C. Hughes '14 

George W. Smith, Jr. '15 

Alfred W. Francis '17 

Benjamin Luther '18 

John W. Coghlin '19 

Howard S. Foster '19 

Ray W. Heffernan '19 

George R. Rich '19 

Edward I. Burleigh '21 

William L. Martin '21 

Richard P. Penfield '21 

Lincoln Thompson '21 

Harold B. Whitmore '21 

William E. Hanson '32 

Henry B. Pratt '32 

Howard G. Freeman '40 

Leonard H. White '41 

Irving J. Donahue, Jr. '44 

James J. Clerkin, Jr. '45 

Michael M. Galbraith '58 



THE DEAN'S CLUB 

Frederic R. Butler '20 

Myron D. Chace '21 

Robert E. Chapman '21 

Philip K. Davis '21 

E. Daniel Johnson '21 

Lyle J. Morse '21 

Paul S. Sessions '21 

Wayne E. Keith '22 

Helge S. Johnson '24 

David C. Bailey '25 

Chandler W. Jones '26 

Russell G. Whittemore '27 

Carl W. Backstrom '30 

Albert N. Narter '30 

Albert M. Demont '31 

Francis S. Harvey '37 

J. Morrison Smith '37 

Charles C. Bonin '38 

William B. Wadsworth '39 

Raymond J. Forkey '40 

Robert A. Muix '41 

Howard C. Warren '42 

John E. Hossack '46 

Peter B. Myers '46B 

Robert C. Wolff '51 



THE JOHN BOYNTON CLUB 
Louise I. Doyle 

Richard J. Dearborn '03 

Edmund K. Brown '13 

Ralph M. Johnson '15 

Moses H. Teaze '17 

Norman P. Knowlton '18 

Edward J. P. Fisher '21 

Cyril Israel '21 

Edward Rose '21 

B. Clark Shaw '21 

Irving R. Smith '21 

Paul D. Woodbury '21 

Donald B. Wilson '24 

Milton E. Berglund '26 

Dwight E. Jones '28 

William M. Lester '28 

J. Kendall Fullerton '29 

William R. Hutton '29 

Russell C. Wiley '29 

M. Lawrence Price '30 

Nicholas S. Sculos '31 

Herbert A. Stewart '31 

Waldo E. Bass '33 

Arthur E. Smith '33 

Dwight J. Dwinell '34 

Philip C. Sherburne '34 
Frederick W. Mclntyre, Jr. '35 

William R. Steur '35 

Arthur D. Tripp, Jr. '36 

Richard F. Burke, Jr. '38 

Wilder R. Carson '39 

Bilke A. Schmidt '39 

Donald R. Bates '40 

George W. Knauff '41 

Fred S. Moulton '44 

Olavi H. Halttunen '45 

James Bush, Jr. '46 
■George E. Comstock, III '46 

I William R. Grogan '46 



Hazen L. Hoyt, III 
Robert S. Jacobson 
Edmund S. Oshetsky 
Thomas M. McCaw 
Francis W. Madigan, Jr. 
Lawrence L. Israel 
John J. McDonnell 
Ivan V. Beggs 



THE CENTURY CLUB 
Ellery B. Paine 
Winthrop G. Hall 
Edwin M. Roberts 
Harold B. Larned 
Mark Eldredge 
Percy M. Hall 
Arthur J. Knight 
Percy C. Smith 
Herbert M. Carleton 
Leon W. Hitchcock 
George A. Barratt 
Oliver B. Jacobs 
Daniel H. Reamy 
Edmund M. Flaherty 
Earl W. Gleason 
Frederick S. Carpenter 
David G. Howard 
Harry B. Lindsay 
Norris D. Pease 
J. Arthur Planteroth 
Leon H. Rice 
Farquhar W. Smith 
Ellwood N. Hennessy 
George Ross 
William W. Spratt 
Benjamin B. D'Ewart 
John W. Gleason 
Everett Hutchins 
Raymond P. Lansing 
Douglas F. Miner 
E. Taylor Warren 
Carl H. Burgess 
Leslie J. Chaffee 
Frank G. Gifford 
Roland D. Home 
Robert E. Lamb 
James C. Walker 
Selden T. Williams 
Aurelio E. Zambarano 
Arthur E. Gorman 
Ronald E. Greene 
John M. Leggett 
Warren W. Parks 
Philip C. Pray 
Henry W. Sheldrick 
John R. Wheeler 
Levi E. Wheeler 
Walter B. Dennen 
George C. Griffith 
Carl I. Benson 
Thomas B. Rutherford 
Robert C. Sessions 
Paul M. Abbott 
Arvid E. Anderson 
Harold G. Hunt 
Burton W. Marsh 
Carlton J. O'Neil 
Robert A. Peterson, Sr. 
George L. White 
Harold S. Black 
Comeluis A. Callahan 
Irving M. Desper 
Ralph L. Draper 
Robert M. Eldred 
Carroll A. Huntington 
Robert W. Perry 
Carl E. Skroder 
Foster E. Sturtevant 
John W. Williams 
Earl H. Winslow 
Charles I. Babcock 
Charles N. Clarkson 
Robert W. Cushman 
Weston Hadden 
Lawrence K. Hyde 
Lloyd F. McGlincy 
Edwin L. Sholz 
J. Carleton Adams 
Edwin B. Coghlin 
Judson M. Goodnow 
Kenneth E. Hapgood 
Percival E. Meyer 
Howard S. Nutting 
Richard H. V. Shaw 
Richard Walberg 
J. Norman Alberti 
Edward G. Beardsley 
Leslie J. Hooper 
Simeon C. Leyland 
John N. Styffe 
James C. Irish 
Luther B. Martin 
Henry L. Mellen 



'46B 


L. Ivan Underwood 


'25 


'46B 


Richard S. Boutelle 


•26 


'46B 


Leonard C. Calder 


'26 


•46D 


Phillip R. Delphos 


'26 


'53 


Charles M. Healey, Jr. 


'26 


'61 


Archie J. Home 


'26 


'62 


Eugene M. Hunter 


'26 


'68 


John S. Miller 


'26 




Charles M. Moran 


'26 




Donald F. Sears 


'26 




George J. Heckman 


'27 




Robert E. Johnson 


'27 




Walter G. Johnson 


'27 


'97 


Charles F. Monnier 


'27 


'02 


Charles S. Moore 


•27 


'04 


Carleton R. Sanford 


'27 


'05 


Frederick H. Knight 


'28 


'06 


Alexander L. Naylor 


'28 


'07 


Arthur M. Tarbox 


'28 


'07 


Charles A. Warren 


'28 


'07 


Nathaniel Clapp 


'29 


'08 


J. Howard Germain 


'29 


'08 


Holbrook L. Horton 


'29 


'09 


Frank R. Joslin 


'29 


'10 


Halbert E. Pierce, Jr. 


'29 


'10 


Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. 


'29 


'11 


E. Waldemar Carlson 


'30 


'12 


C. Eugene Center 


'30 


'13 


Charles H. Cole 


'30 


'13 


John W. Conley 


'30 


'13 


William W. Locke 


'30 


'13 


George A. Marston 


'30 


'13 


Daniel F. O'Grady 


'30 


'13 


Fred P. Peters 


'30 


'13 


Philip M. Seal 


'30 


'14 


Warren C. Whittum 


'30 


'14 


Edward J. Bayon 


'31 


'14 


Robert Bumstead 


'31 


'15 
'15 


Paul H. Fittz 


'31 


Milton D. Gleason 


'31 


'15 


A. Wallace Gove 


'31 


'15 


Jay M. Harpell 


'31 


'15 


Oliver B. Merrill 


'31 


'15 


Trueman L. Sanderson 


'31 


'16 


A. Francis Townsend 


'31 


'16 


Robert S. Williamson 


'31 


'16 


William W. Asp 


'32 


'16 


Paul E. Nelson 


•32 


'16 


Donald W. Putnam 


•32 


'16 


Robert E. Ferguson 


•33 


'16 


Kenneth E. Gleason 


'33 


'16 


Gilbert U. Gustafson 


'33 


'17 


Edwin L. Johnson 


'33 


'17 


Aram Kalenian 


'33 


'17 


Alfred G. Parker 


'33 


'17 


Jeremiah H. Vail 


'33 


•17 


George G. Gleisberg 


'34 


'17 


Clayton E. Hunt, Jr. 


'34 


'17 


John H. Keenan 


'34 


'17 


Luther C. Leavitt 


'34 


•18 


Charles W. McElroy 


'34 


'18 


William E. Mesh 


•34 


'19 


Raymond H. Neubauer 


'34 


'19 


Everett F. Sellew 


'34 


'19 


Gordon P. Whitcomb 


'34 


'20 


Edward J. Abendschein 


'35 


'20 


John B. Coyle 


'35 


'20 


James J. Gushaw 


'35 


'20 


Leonard G. Humphrey, Jr 


'35 


'20 


Roland L. Nims 


'35 


'20 


Raymond J. Quenneville 


'35 


'20 


Emerson J. Robinson 


•35 


'21 


M. Kent Smith 


'35 


'21 


B. Leighton Wellman 


'35 


'21 


Plummer Wiley 


'35 


•21 


Carleton W. Borden 


'36 


'21 


John R. Brand 


•36 


'21 


William R. Hannah 


'36 


'21 


John J. O'Donnell 


'36 


'21 


Stedman W. Smith 


'36 


'21 


Philip G. Atwood 


'37 


•21 


Martin G. Caine 


'37 


'21 


Gordon F. Crowther 


'37 


•22 


C. Chapin Cutler 


•37 


'22 


Morton S. Fine 


'37 


'22 


Caleb D. Hammond 


'37 


•22 


Charles R. Michel 


•37 


•22 


Richard J. Donovan 


'38 


'22 


Richard M. Elliott 


'38 


'22 


Walter E. Knapp 


'38 


•23 


John G. Lawrence 


'38 


'23 


Daniel G. Mazur 


'38 


'23 


Paul M. Murphy 


'38 


'23 


Raymond J. Perreault 


'38 


'23 


Francis B. Swenson 


•38 


'23 


Robert M. Taft 


'38 


'23 


Walter L. Abel 


•39 


'23 


Jack F. Boyd 


'39 


'24 


George E. Feiker, Jr. 


'39 


•24 


Jacob J. Hagopian 


'39 


'24 


Gleason W. Jewett 


'39 


'24 


Arthur H. Mallon 


'39 


'24 


Robert W. Martin 


'39 


•25 


Ward D. Messimer 


'39 


'25 


Albert A. Nims, Jr. 


•39 


'25 


Frans E. Strandberg 


•39 



Ralston E. Bates 
Malcolm S. Burton 
Russell A. Lovell, Jr. 
Philip E. Meany 
Peter A. Muto 
Lawrence C. Neale 
Raymond B. Shiora 
S. Merrill Skeist 
Stanley M. Terry 
Alexanders. Chodakowski 
George A. Cowan 
Kenneth R. Dresser 
Joseph P. Jurga 

F. Douglas McKeown 
Herman Medwin 
Donald F. Palmer, Jr. 
Russell W. Parks 
William C. Richardson 
Donald E. Smith 
William E. Wiley 
Robert E. Allen 

Roy F. Bourgault 
Philip J. Hastings 
Richard H. Kimball, Jr. 
Frederick W. Lindblad 
Charles H. Parker 
John E. Rogerson 
John P. Wells 
Samuel W. Williams, Jr. 
Warren H. Chaffee 
Richard F. Dyer 
J. Perry Fraser 
Earl G. Page, Jr. 
Herbert Asher 
C. Edward Bean 
David M. Field 
John P. Newton, Jr. 
Paul I. Pressel 
Kimball R. Woodbury 
Edwin G. Baldwin 
Carl C. Clark 
Paul M. Craig, Jr. 
Robert M. Edgerly 
Anson C. Fyler 
Howard D. Gerring 
Owen W. Kennedy, Jr. 
Paul N. Kokulis 
Robert E. Scott 
Edward R. Zieve 
Robert C. Appenzeller 
Nestor Brown, Jr. 
Rodney S. Chase 
Truman S. Dayton 
Alpheus M. Farnsworth 
Robert H. Farwell 
William R. Grogan 
William M. Hovenesian 
Joseph H. Johnson, Jr. 
Frederick W. Marvin 
Charles M. Richardson 
Carl F. Simon, Jr. 
Herbert H. Slaughter, Jr. 
Theodore A. Balaska 
Robert B. Davis 
Garabed Hovhanesian 
Harry J. Mehrer, Jr. 
Malcolm A. Morrison 
Julius A. Palley 
Albert E. Rockwood, Jr. 
Edward H. Smith 
John E. Wilson 
Joseph P. Manna 
George W. Schott 
David J. Wright 
Allan Glazer 
John P. Harding, Jr. 
Samuel Ringel 
Kenneth H. Truesdell 
John W. Ebbs 
Niel I. Fishman 
Albert S. Goldberg 
Sameer S. Hassan 
Thomas F. Hunter 
Clark L. Poland 
Kenneth E. Scott 
James M. Genser 
Daniel L. McQuillan 
Stephen J. Spencer 
Donald Taylor 
Burl S. Watson, Jr. 
John H. Williams 
Richard G. Beschle 
John P. Burgarella 
Henry S. C. Cummings, Jr. 
William C. Griggs 
R. Reed Grimwade 
Francis E. Kearney 
Richard C. Olson 
John W. Peirce 
John C. Slonczewski 

G. Albert Anderson 
Gerald F. Atkinson 
Leon H. Bassett 
Martin G. Bromberg 
Robert N. Cochran 
Rafael R. Gabarro 



'40 


Frank A. MacPherson 


•51 


'40 


Donald F. Stockwell 


'51 


'40 


Charles F. Crathern, III 


•52 


'40 


Philip B. Crommelin, Jr. 


'52 


'40 


Richard T. Gates 


'52 


'40 


Joseph Jiunnies 


'52 


'40 


Donald M. Krauss 


'52 


•40 


John M. Tracy 


'52 


•40 


Richard J. Hall 


'53 


'41 


Anthony J. Ruksnaitis 


'53 


'41 


George E. Saltus 


'53 


'41 


David T. Van Covem 


'53 


'41 


Robert C. Woodward 


'53 


'41 


Michael S. Zucker 


'53 


'41 


Paul R. Alasso 


'54 


'41 


Harry L. Mirick, Jr. 


'54 


•41 


Werner M. Neupert 


'54 


'41 


Walter A. Reibling 


•54 


'41 


Edwin Shivell 


'54 


'41 


James D. Coulopoulos 


'55 


'42 


Kenneth H. Russell 


'55 


'42 


Tarek M. A. Shawaf 


'55 


'42 


Joseph J. Alekshun, Jr. 


'56 


•42 


Clifford W. Burwick 


'56 


'42 


Edwin B. Coghlin, Jr. 


•56 


'42 


Raymond R. Hagglund 


'56 


'42 


John M. Nash 


•56 


•42 


Henry W. Nowick 


'56 


'42 


David A. Pratt 


'56 


'43 


Thomas O. Wright 


'56 


'43 


Donald F. Berth 


'57 


'43 


John W. Braley, Jr. 


'57 


'43 


Richard J. Ferguson 


'57 


'44 


Edward J. Moineau 


'57 


'44 


Arthur Shahian 


'57 


'44 


David E. Stuart 


'57 


•44 


Spiro L. Vrusho 


'57 


'44 


Philip M. French, Jr. 


'58 


'44 


Marian C. Knight 


'58 


'45 


Robert A. Moore 


'58 


'45 


James A. Alfieri 


'59 


'45 


Robert Kieltyka 


'59 


'45 


John G. Leonidas 


'59 


'45 


Paul W. Bayliss 


'60 


'45 


Dwight M. Cornell 


'60 


'45 


Sang K. Lee 


'60 


'45 


John S. O'Connell, Jr. 


'60 


'45 


Bernard L. Tetreault 


'60 


'45 


Bradley E. Hosmer 


'61 


'46 


John W. Powers 


'61 


'46 


Frederic A. Stevens 


'61 


'46 


Richard H. Vogel 


'61 


'46 


Bruce W. Woodford 


'61 


'46 


Keyren H. Cotter, Jr. 


'62 


'46 


David L. Goodman 


'62 


'46 


Walker T. Thompson 


•62 


'46 


John R. Tufano 


'62 


'46 


Robert P. Wilder 


'62 


'46 


Joseph V. Bucciaglia 


'63 


'46 


Robert H. Gowdy 


'63 


'46 


Robert J. Hermes 


'63 


'46 


Robert M. Malbon 


'63 


'46B 


Gordon O. Stearns 


'63 


'46B 


George P. Vittas 


'63 


'46B 


J. Michael Anderson 


'64 


'46B 


Thomas S. Baron 


'64 


'46B 


Thomas J. Modzelewski 


'64 


'46B 


Frederic C. Scofield, III 


'64 


'46B 


Walter J. Ruthenburg, III 


'65 


'46B 


David M. Schwaber 


'65 


'46C 


Stephen J. Hebert 


•66 


'46D 


Peter G. Stebbins 


•66 


'46D 


Robert G. Balmer 


•68 


'46D 


Gerard E. Caron 


'68 


'47 


Eric K. Durling 


'68 


•47 


Thomas A. Gelormino 


'68 


'47 


Craig F. Bradley 


'69 


•47 


Robert W. Mayer 


'69 


'48 






'48 






'48 






'48 






•48 






'48 






'48 






'49 






'49 






'49 






'49 






'49 






'49 






'50 






■50 






'50 






'50 






•50 






'50 






•50 






'50 






'50 






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'51 






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25 



DEGREE DEPARTMENT GIVING ANALYSIS 









Percent 


Total 


Average 




Total Alumni 


Contributors 


Participation 


Contributions 


Gift 


Civil Engineering 


1,236 


400 


32.4 


$ 24,440 


$ 61.10 


Chemical Engineering 


941 


262 


27.8 


10,695 


40.82 


Chemistry 


489 


187 


38.2 


20,334 


108.74 


Electrical Engineering 


2,457 


779 


31.7 


67,231 


86.30 


General Science 


18 


2 


11.1 


520 


260.00 


Management Engineering 


114 


19 


16.7 


400 


21.05 


Mathematics 


163 


26 


16.0 


1,178 


45.31 


Mechanical Engineering 


2,729 


976 


35.8 


73,646 


75.46 


Physics 


319 


69 


21.6 


3,397 


49.23 


Others 


13 














Totals 


8,479 


2,720 


32.1 


201,841 


74.21 


Non-Degree Holders 


820 


281 


34.3 


13,164 


46.85 


Grand Totals 


9,299 


3,001 


32.3 


$215,005 


$ 71.64 






CONTRIBUTORS TO 1970-1971 ANNUAL FUND 



Honorary Alumni 

IN MEMORIAM 
George H. Haynes 



1889 

IN MEMORIAM 
Myron J. Bigelow 



1897 

2 MEMBERS 
1 Contributor 
Eilery B. Paine 



1898 

1 MEMBER 
1 Contributor 
*Frank C. Harrington 

1901 

7 MEMBERS 

3 Contributors 
*Theo Brown 

James W. Freeman 
* George K, Howe 

1902 

4 MEMBERS 

1 Contributor 
♦Winthrop G. Hall 

1903 

10 MEMBERS 

2 Contributors 
Richard J. Dearborn 
Henry J. Potter 

1904 

4 MEMBERS 
2 Contributors 
Seth R. Clark 
Edwin M. Roberts 



1905 

7 MEMBERS 
2 Contributors 
•Harold B. Larned 
Ernest C. Morse 

1906 

13 MEMBERS 

5 Contributors 

Elbert C. Aldrich 

Mark Eldredge 
•Sidney W. Farnsworlh 

Franklin C. Green 
•James E. Smith 

1907 

24 MEMBERS 

7 Contributors 

*P. Alden Beaman 

L. Herbert Carter 



Percy M. Hall 
♦Arthur J. Knight 
♦Donald H. Mace 

Wilbur C. Searle 
♦Percy C. Smith 

1908 

21 MEMBERS 
8 Contributors 
IN MEMORIAM 
Robert H. Goddard 

Herbert M. Carleton 
*Royal W. Davenport 
Sumner A. Davis 
Robert H. Goddard 
Leon W. Hitchcock 
Forrest G. Kirsch 
100% George H. Ryan 

Donald D. Simonds 

1909 

21 MEMBERS 
43% 9 Contributors 

George A. Barratt 
Fred F. Chapman 
Victor E. Friden 
Charles F. Goldthwait 
Dudley Harmon 
Frank E. Hawkes 
25% *Wilfred F. Jones 

Joseph K. Schofield 
Ralph D. Whitmore 



1910 

31 MEMBERS 

12 Contributors 

Charles E. Barney 
♦William R. Bell 

Ernest W. Bishop 

Millard F. Clement 

Ralph G. Gold 

Frank W. Green 

Alvan L. Grout 

Edward A. Hanff 

Karl E. Herrick 

Fred L. Hewes 
♦Oliver B. Jacobs 

Daniel H. Rcamy 

1911 
23 MEMBERS 
4 Contributors 
David E, Carpenter 
Edmund M. Flaherty 

Harold R. Frizzell 
A. Hugh Reid 

1912 
IN MEMORIAM 
James W. Cunningham 
Herbert F, Taylor 
36 MEMBERS 
16 Contributors 
Eric G. Benedict 



38% 



Harrison G. Brown 
George E. Clifford 
Earl W. Gleason 
J. Francis Granger 
Eugene H. Powers 
August J. Reinhard 
Henry A. Rickett 

* James J. Shea 
Clinton D. Smith 

*Harland F. Stuart 
Roger P. Towne 
Edward J. Tucker 
F. Holman Waring 

1913 

41 MEMBERS 
15 Contributors 
Clarence A. Brock 
Edmund K. Brown 

♦Frederick S. Carpenter 
George E. Chick 
Allen H. Gridley 
David G. Howard 

*Harry B. Lindsay 
Albert J. Lorion 

♦Norris D. Pease 
J. Arthur Planteroth 
Leon H. Rice 
Farquhar W. Smith 
Millard C. Spencer 
William R. Stults 
George A. Wightman 

1914 

48 MEMBERS 

18 Contributors 

James L. Atsatt 
♦Edward C. Bartlett 

Winthrop B. Brown 

Arthur H. Burns 

Albert S. Crandon 

Ray C. Crouch 

John J. Desmond 
♦Roland H. Dufault 

William H. Evans 
♦Franklin C. Gurley 

Ellwood N. Hcnnessy 

Asa Hosmer 

Earl C. Hughes 
•Edward T. Jones 

George Ross 

William w. Spratt 

Arthur C. Torrcy 

Clayton R. Wilcox 



1915 
51 MEMBERS 

25 Contributors 
Clarence F. Alexander 
Allen M. Atwater 
Howard C. Barnes 
William J. Becker 
John M. Bond 
Benjamin H. DTEwart 
David H. Filming 
Frank Fonbanj 



John W. Gleason 
Robert E. Hancock 
Harrison W. Hosmer 
♦Russell N. Hunter 
Dr. Charles B. Hurd 
Everett Hutchins 
Winfield S. Jewell, Jr. 
Ralph M. Johnson 
Raymond P. Lansing 
Carroll M. Lawton 
Douglas F. Miner 
Edward R. Nary 
George W. Smith, Jr. 
Myron M. Smith 
Maurice G. Steele 
Cedric E. Thurston 
E. Taylor Warren 

1916 

IN MEMORIAM 
Richard W. Young 
64 MEMBERS 
21 Contributors 
Carl H. Burgess 
Leslie J. Chaffee 
Wellen H. Colburn 

♦Simon Collier 
Philip N. Cooke 
Frank G. Gifford 
Roland D. Home 

♦Robert E. Lamb 
Donald B. Mavnard 
Philip P. Murdick 
Joseph E. Murphy 
Chester G. Rice 
EUery E. Royal 
Clifford W. Sanderson 
Harold G. Saunders 

♦C. Leroy Storms 
Sidney T. Swallow 
James C. Walker 
Selden T. Williams 
Aurelio E. Zambarano 

1917 
74 MEMBERS 
35 Contributors 
Edward M. Brcnnan 
Russell H. Callahan 
EUcbard M. Daniels 
Clinton S. Darling 
Richard B. Davidson 
Wentworth P. Doulittle 
Clarence E. Pay 
• Alfred W. Francis 
l.il.nul A. Gurdner 
Walter H. Gifford 
Arthur F, Gorman 
Ronald E. Greene 
Robert C. Hanckcl 
David E. Hartshorn 

I h.u I. . I' J li'VWIHid 

KriiliTu I, llolhrook 
I H.I. T. Hubbard 
Kv.r.tt B. Janvrin 
Richard D. Lambert 
Kirke B, Lawton 
John M. Leggett 



♦Warren W. Parks 
Edgar N. Pike 
Philip C. Pray 

♦Hermon F. Safford 
Henry W. Sheldrick 
Russell H. Smith 
Francis P. Swallow 

♦Moses H. Teaze 
Clarence B. Tilton 
Robert L. Tomblen 
Max W. Tucker 
John A. C. Warner 
John R. Wheeler 
Levi E. Wheeler 



1918 
50 MEMBERS 
20 Contributors 
Charles C. Alvord 
James Apostolou 
John O. Archibald 
Howland Buttler 
Walter B. Dennen 
Ervant H. Eresian 
Osborne T. Everett 
George C. Griffith 
Charles S. Howard 

♦Norman P. Knowlton 

♦John F. Kyes, Jr. 
Heyward F. Lawton 
Lewis F. Lionvale 
Roger M. Lovell 
Francis N. Luce 

♦Benjamin Luther 
Hobart H. Newell 
Maurice W. Richardson 
Winfred D. Wilkinson 
Frederick E. Wood 



1919 

16 MEMBERS 
23 Contributors 
James E. Arnold 
•Edwin W. Bcmis 
Carl I. Benson 
Everett C. Bryant 
Donald T. Canfu-ld 
Alden G. Carlson 
Roy H. Carpenter 
Roger B. Chaffee 
John W. Coghlin 
Cyril W. Dawson 
Eric S. Ericsson 
Howard S. Foster 
Ray W. Heffernan 
J i id ah H. Humphrey 

Raymond L. Mathison 
Richard S. Morse 
H. Bar! Muni 
Richard L, Olaon 

George i ( Rich 

I homos B. Rutherford 

» Robert C. Sessions 

Charles W. Staples 
Harold W. Thompson 



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1920 

71 MEMBERS 

17 Contributors 

J aul M. Abbott 

Chester W. Aldrich 
. \rvid E. Anderson 

Raymond D. Bishop 

rlarold D. Boutelle 
. Fohn J. Bums 

Frederic R. Butler 

ff. Orrell Davis 

Gorman C. Firth 

Harold G. Hunt 
t 3urton W. Marsh 

rtaymon F. Meader 

Carlton J. O'Neil 
I Ernest A. Peel 

3ilbert F. Perry 
[Robert A. Peterson, Sr. 

Saul Robinson 

Hobart D. Sanborn 

Baalis Sanford 

Salter B. Shear 
(Rudolph C. Stange 
i Ernest Thompson, Jr. 

Henry B. Townsend 

Herbert H. Upton 

George L. White 
; Lester C. Wightman 
» Oliver R. Wulf 



1921 

. 68 MEMBERS 
33 Contributors 
Harold S. Black 

■ Carleton F, Bolles 
Edward I. Burleigh 
Cornelius A. Callahan 
Myron D. Chace 
Robert E. Chapman 
Philip K. Davis 
trving M. Desper 
Ralph L. Draper 
Robert M. Eldred 
Edward J. P. Fisher 
Carroll A. Huntington 
2yril Israel 
E. Daniel Johnson 
loseph Kushner 
Lyman C. Lovell 
William L. Martin 
Lyle J. Morse 
Richard P. Penfield 
Robert W. Perry 
£arl B. Pickering 
£dward Rose 
'aul S. Sessions 
3. Clark Shaw 
3arl E. Skroder 
Irving R. Smith 
Foster E. Sturtevant 
liincoln Thompson 
Harold B. Whitmore 
lohn W. Williams 
Alexander L. Wilson 
Earl H. Winslow 
Paul D. Woodbury 



1922 

85 MEMBERS 
41 Contributors 
Leslie M. Abbe 
Dean W. Alden 
Charles I. Babcock 
Roy G. Bennett 
Wellington H. Bingham 
Alden I. Brigham 
Thaddeus J. Brusnicki 
Edward L. Campbell 
Charles N. Clarkson 
William H. Cooney 
Chester P. Currier 
Robert W. Cushman 
Emerson B. Donnell 
Russell M. Field 
Weston Hadden 
William S. Hoar 
Wilfred H. Howe 
Solomon Hurowitz 
Lawrence K. Hyde 
Wayne E. Keith 
Enfried T. Larson 
Kenneth J. Lloyd 
James L. Marston 
Frank R. Mason 
Lloyd F. McGlincy 
Carl F. Meyer 
C. Warren Page 
Philip S. Parker 
George F. Parsons 
Fred Pickwick, Jr. 
Harold S. Rice 
Henry J. Rives 
John V. Russell 
Ernest M. Schiller 



Edwin L. Sholz 
Luther C. Small 
38% Stanley M. Townsend 

*George A. Walker 
* Philip H. White 
♦Everett G. Wightman 
Robert M. Wilder 



1923 

70 MEMBERS 
29 Contributors 
J. Carleton Adams 
♦George S. Cary 

* Edwin B. Coghlin 
Carl R. Cron 
Lincoln A. Cundall 
Andrew Fiore 
Judson M. Goodnow 
Kenneth E. Hapgood 
William J. Harrington 

*C. Freeman Hawley 
Max Hurowitz 
Edward B. Johnson 
Lewis J. Lenny 
Philip W. Lundgren 
Joseph P. Mason 
Donald McAllister 
Percival E. Meyer 
Weston Morrill 

♦Howard S. Nutting 
Roland E. Pardee 
Ralph C. Pierce 
Cortis N. Rice, Jr. 
Frederick H. S cheer 
Richard H. V. Shaw 
George B. Snow 
Paul R. Swan 
Roger T. Waite 
Richard Walberg 
Ralph W. White 

1924 

64 MEMBERS 
26 Contributors 

*J. Norman Alberti 
Clarence E. Anderson 
Edward G. Beardsley 
Milton A. Bemis 

♦Francis C. Bragg 
Edward J. Burke 
Godfrey J. Danielson 
George D. Estes 

*Warren B. Fish 
James A. Hillman 

♦Leslie J. Hooper 
Harry L. Hurd 

♦Helge S. Johnson 
Simeon C. Leyland 
Lionel O. Lundgren 
Douglas B. Martin 
Clarence W. McElroy 
Arthur P. Miller 
F. Paul Ronca 
Alfred P. Storms 
John N. Styffe 
Stephen J. Vouch 
Forrest E. Wilcox 
Raymond G. Wilcox 

♦Gordon C. Willard 

♦Donald B. Wilson 

1925 

75 MEMBERS 
26 Contributors 
♦David C. Bailey 
Charles H. Bidwell 
Roger N. Brooks 
Llewellyn A. Burgess 
Carl F. Carlstrom 
Louis Corash 
John V. Fitzmaurice 
William B. Gould III 
0. Arnold Hansen 
Arthur V. Houle 

* Daniel L. Hussey 
James C. Irish 
Urban R. Lamay 

♦Luther B. Martin 
Donald M. McAndrew 
Henry L, Mellen 
David J. Minott 
Roy B. Payne 
Julian B. Pendleton 
Kenneth H. Pratt 
Norman P. Robie 
William F. Ronco 
L. Ivan Underwood 
Sigurd R. Wendin 
Lloyd P. Wilcox 



1926 

118 MEMBERS 

54 Contributors 

Robert H. Alberti 

♦Harold A. Baines 



35% 



Walter R. Bennet 

Milton E. Berglund 

Raymond H. Bjork 

Richard S. Boutelle 

Leonard C. Calder 

Ormond J. Chinnock 

Raymond C. Connolly 
♦Phillip R. Delphos 

Elmer O. Earnshaw 

Frederick D. Fielder 

Carroll D. Forristall 

F. Ray Green 

Donald L. Hager 

Arthur W. Haley 

Carl G. Hammar 
♦Charles B. Hardy 

Arnold P. Hayward 

Charles M. Healey, Jr. 

Fred H. Hedin 

Archie J. Home 

Richard P. Houlihan 

Clyde W. Hubbard 
♦Eugene M. Hunter 

Stanley F. Johnson 

Chandler W. Jones 

Howard G. Lasselle 

Winthrop S. Marston 
♦Carleton F. Maylott 

Henry G. Mildrum 

John S. Miller 

Charles M. Moran 
♦John A. Morse 

Stanley R. Osborne 

Linwood E. Page 

Armand L. Paquette 

Arthur C. Parsons 

Lawrence S. Peterson 

George I. Pierce 

James A. Robertson 

William A. Russell 

Randall P. Saxton 

Donald F. Sears 

Charles T. Smith 

Mabbott B. Steele 

Harry E. Stratton 

Charles J. Thompson 
♦Howard B. Thomson 

Llewellin W. Wade 

Irvin S. Webster 

Axel H. Wendin 

Emerson A. Wiggin 

Alfred D. Wilson 

1927 

87 MEMBERS 

40 Contributors 4 

Richard A. Beth 

Richard E. Bliven 

George L. Bush 

Edward F. Cahalen 

Ellsworth B. Carpenter 

Chester A. Deane 

Harold L. Eastman 

Charles H. Fogg 

Louis H. Griff 

Chester Haitsma 
♦George J. Heckman 
♦Victor E. Hill 

E. Carl Hoglund 

Richard K. Irons 

Lester G. Jaquith 

Robert E. Johnson 

Walter G. Johnson 

Edward J. Kearnan 

Donald L. King 

Leonard W. Lewis 

Charles MacLennan 
♦Arthur C. Manning 

Dean L. Merrill 

Eustace I. Merrill 

Charles F. Monnier 
♦Charles S. Moore 

Robert L. Parker 

William M. Rauha 

Carleton R. Sanford 

Carl H. Schwind 

Donald S. Searle 

James M. Simmons 

Nathan M. Southwick, Jr. 

Howard F. Stephenson 

Thomas A. Steward 

Paul W. Swenson 

William E. Taylor 
♦Emmett A. Thrower 
♦Russell G. Whittemore 

John F. Wood 



1928 

101 MEMBERS 
49 Contributors 
Lawrence E. Backlin 
Roderick A. Bail 
Gabriel O. Bedard 
Harold G. Butterworth 
♦Frank E. Buxton 
Bernard N. Carlson 



Frederick R. Cook 
Charles H. Decater 
Herbert P. Dobie 
John E. Driscoll 
Charles G. Durbin 
Theodore J. Englund 
Frank J. Fleming 
Paul Henley 
Jacob J. Jaffee 

♦Dwight E. Jones 
Ralph V. Karlson 

♦Francis H. King 
Frederick H. Knight 

♦A Everett Lawrence 
Louis F. Leidholdt 
William M. Lester 
Clifford S. Livermore 
Ralph H. Lundberg 
William A. Manty 
Roland C. Mather 
James H. McCarthy 
Alexander L. Naylor 
Forrest S. Nelson 
Reginald J. Odabashian 
Harland L. Page 
Karl W. Penney 
Wilbur H. Perry 
Lincoln H. Peterson 
Stanley H. Pickford 

♦Donald P. Reed 
Gordon E. Rice 
Frederick G. Sandstrom 
Lester H. Sarty 
Roger K. Stoughton 
Milton A. Swanson 
Arthur M. Tarbox 
Harold R. Voigt 
Charles A. Warren 
Winslow C. Wentworth 
Andrew L. Wilkinson 
Julian A. Witkege 
Edward N. Wooding 
Alfred W. Young 

1929 

89 MEMBERS 
43 Contributors 
Frederick G. Baldwin 

♦Wayne S. Berry 
Charles J. Brzezinski 
Arthur H. Burr 
Carl H. Carlson 
Luther Q. H. Chin 
Nathaniel Clapp 
Laurence F. Cleveland 
Arnold M. Cook 
William L. Crosby 
Boris Dephoure 
John R. Dobie 
Stephen D. Donahue 
Robert M. Eccles 
Frank H. French 

♦J. Kendall Fullerton 
J. Howard Germain 
Arthur E. Gilbert, Jr. 
O. Vincent Gustafson 
Holbrook L. Horton 
William R. Hutton 
Francis E. R. Johnson 
Frank R. Joslin 
George V. Kennedy 
Harold P. Kranz 
Milton F. Labonte 
Edward E. Lane 
Daniel R. Leamy 
John H. McCarthy 
John L. Mooshian 
Andrew J. O'Connell 
Halbert E. Pierce, Jr. 
John D. Putnam 
Harold P. Richmond 
Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. 
A. Harold Rustigian 
Lawrence Silverborg 
Lothar A. Sontag 
Richard J. Stone 
Robert L. Towne 
Francis Wiesman 

♦Russell C. Wiley 
James H. Williams 



1930 

122 MEMBERS 
48 Contributors 
Henry O. Allen 

♦Carl W. Backstrom 
Robert S. Bennett 
David K. Bragg 
John W. Burt 

♦E. Waldemar Carlson 
C. Eugene Center 
Joseph H. Coghill 
Charles H. Cole 
John W. Conley 
George W. Crossley 
Sherman Dane 



Edward R. Delano 

Charles R. Fay 

Stanley H. Fillion 

Myrton P. Finney 

Thomas F. Flynn 

Ralph H. Gilbert 

Albert M. Goodnow 

Armando E. Greco 

Carmelo S. Greco 

Roger T. Griswold 

Lincoln B. Hathaway 

Robert E. Hollick 

Clifford B. Ives 

Irving Joseph 

Francis E. Kennedy 
♦William W. Locke 

Aarne A Luoma 

Percy F Marsaw 
♦George A. Marston 

James E. McLoughlin 

Edward C. Milde 

Albert N. Narter 

Daniel F. O'Grady 

John R. Parker 

George E. Perreault 

Fred P. Peters 

Arthur F. Pierce, Jr. 

Dean M. Lawrence Price 

Warren R. Purcell 

Philip M. Seal 

Wesley A. Sheldon 

Harry A. Sorensen 

George W. Stratton 

Ellis H. Whitaker 
♦Warren C. Whittum 

Arthur Zavarella 



1931 

122 MEMBERS 
49 Contributors 
Robert E. Barrett 
Edward J. Bayon 
Clifford A. Bergquist 
Robert Bumstead 
Hilding O. Carlson 
Benjamin R. Chadwick 
Russell V. Corsini 
Harold T. Cutler 
Henry N. Deane 

♦Albert M. Demont 
William P. Dennison 
Theodore L. Fish 
Paul H. Fittz 

♦John E. Fletcher 
Milton D. Gleason 

♦A. Wallace Gove 
William Graham 
Allan G, Hall 
Raymond E. Hall 
Jay M. Harpell 
Edwin V. Haskell 
Walker T. Hawley 
John H. Hinchliffe, Jr. 
Ralph Hodgkinson 
Frederic C. Holmes 
H. Edwin Hosmer 
Everett E. Johnson 

♦David D. Kiley 
Russell J. Libbey 
William U. Matson 
Oliver B. Merrill 
William H. Mill 
John A. Mott 

♦J. Philip Pierce 
Eben H. Rice 
Carl F. Sage 
Trueman L. Sanderson 
Nicholas S. Sculos 
Michael C. Sodano 

♦Herbert A. Stewart 
Hurant Tashjian 

♦A. Francis Townsend 
Prescott K. Turner 
John B. Tuthill 
Charles B. Walker 
Carroll N. Whitaker 
Irving S. White 
Robert S. Williamson 
Charles E. Woodward 

1932 

113 MEMBERS 
38 Contributors 
N. Albert Anderson 
William W. Asp 
Arthur W. Backgren 
Clement R. Barlow 
Theodore H. Berard 
Fred A. Bickford 
Herbert F. Borg 
♦Dana B. Carleton 
Henry E. Carlson 
Marcel A. E. Delys 
Arthur Deslauriers, Jr. 
Emile R. Dube 
C. Milton Ekberg 
David Goldrosen 



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Earle E. Green 

William E. Hanson 

Elliott D. Jones 

Howard P. Lekberg 

Eino O. Leppanen 

Lester N. Lintner 

Linn M. Lockwood 

Robert W. McMaster 

William J. Minnick 

Paul E. Nelson 

John Nizamoff 

Olof W. Nyquist 

Constantine J. G. Orfanos 

Edwin L. Pollard 
♦Henry B. Pratt 

Donald W. Putnam 

William W. Richardson 
♦Ellis R. Spaulding 
♦Francis M. Sullivan 

John U. Tillan 

John R. Tinker 

Edwin C. Tucker 

Frederick F. Whitford 

Clelan G. Winn 



1933 

126 MEMBERS 
58 Contributors 
Edward K. Allen, Jr. 
Alexander L. Alves 
*William A. Anderson 
Henry C. Ashley 
Gordon E. Barnes 
Waldo E. Bass 
Albert O. Bell 
J. Alfred Bicknell 
Robert W. Blake 
Hugo P. Borgatti 
Charles S. Brewer 
Allen L. Brownlee 
Leo Burwick 
William H. Clancey, Jr. 
Raymond B. Crawford 
Guy A. Cummings, Jr. 
Herbert W. Daniels, Jr. 
George Davagian 
Thomas E. Decker 
Herman W. Dom 
Cornelius J. Doyle 
J. Roy Driscoll 
John J. Dwyer 
Albert H. Ensor 
Kenneth M. Farnsworth 
Robert E. Ferguson 
Alden H. Fuller 
Robert W. Fulton 
'Kenneth E. Gleason 
Albert B. Glenn 

* Gilbert U. Gustafson 
Linval D. Harvey 
Donald W. Haskins 
John A. Henrickson 
Leighton Jackson 
Harry T. Jensen 

♦Carl L. Johnson 
Carroll M. Johnson 
Edwin L. Johnson 

♦Aram Kalenian 
Albert J. Laliberte 
Harvey F. Lorenzen 
George W. Lyman 
Richard T. Merrell 
Alfred G. Parker 
W. Harvey Perreault 
Robert C. Peterson 
Franklin B. Roberts 

♦John C. L. Shabeck, Jr. 
Carl G. Silverberg 
Arthur E. Smith 
John C. Spence 

♦Chester R. Spielvogel 

♦Sumner B. Sweetser 
Eugene J. Ten- 
Walter W. Tuthill 

* Jeremiah H. Vail 
Alberts. White, Jr. 



1934 

118 MEMBERS 
47 Contributors 

♦Bertil H. Anderson 
Clarence W. Anderson 
G. Standish Beebe 
Kenneth E. Bennett 
Charles N. Bissell 
Paul W. Booth 
John H. Bradbury 
William E. Burpee 
Ernest M. Crowell 

•Merrill E. Cutting 

•Dwight J. Dwinell 
Charles J. Egan 

♦Charles S. Frary. Jr. 
George G. Gleisbcrg 
Roberts. Grand 



G. Donald Greenwood 

Joseph Haddad 

Carl Hammarstrom 

Theodore F. Hammett 

Clayton E. Hunt, Jr. 

George Kalista 

John H. Keenan 

Luther C. Leavitt 
♦Edward R. Markert 

Charles W. McElroy 

John A. McMahon 

William E. Mesh 

William P. Mitnik 

Raymond H. Neubauer 

C. Eugene Parta 

Albert T. Phelps 

Louis Press 

V. Thomas Ratkiewich, Jr. 

Richard W. Rhodes 

Edmund F. Rothemich 
♦Everett F. Sellew 

Philip C. Sherburne 

Eugene Shumski 

J. Russell Smith 

Warren S. Snow 

Howard E. Stockwell 

Paul J. Sullivan 

Michael G. Tashjian 

Donald C. Vibber 

Arthur B. Wentzel 

Gordon P. Whitcomb 

Howard A. Whittum 



1935 

133 MEMBERS 

63 Contributors 4' 

♦Edward J. Abendschein 

George W. Axelby 

George P. Beaulieu 

Carl G. Bergstrom 

Karl H. Bohaker 

Robert M. Branch 
♦B. Austin Coates * 

Theron M. Cole 

Edward J. Cove 

John B. Coyle 

Lewis D. Cross 

C. Marshall Dann 

Phillip S. Dean 

William A. Dempsey 

Joseph Glasser 

William E. Grubert 

James J. Gushaw 

Samuel Hakan 

Allan F. Hardy, Jr. 

Francis L. Harrington 

James K. Healy 

Eugene S. Henning 

Herbert N. Hoffman 

Leonard G. Humphrey, Jr. 

Ladislaus T. Jodaitis 

Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. 

Osmond L. Kinney 

Paul S. Krantz 

Theodore R. Latour 

Herbert V. Leckie, Jr. 

Harold A. Leduc 

Lester L. Libby 

C, Gordon Lincoln 

Arvo A. Luoma 

George A. Makela 

Frederick W. Mclntyre, Jr. 

George A. Mitchell 
♦Raymond L. Moeller 

John J. Molloy 

Homer R. Morrison 

Roland L. Nims 

Andrew W. Palm 

William C. Potter 

Charles C. Puffer 

Raymond J. Quenneville 

Emerson J. Robinson 

William J. Samborski 

Charles S. Smith 

Kingston C. Smith 

M. Kent Smith 

David V. Smyth 

Raymond F. Starrett 

William R. Steur 

Frederick W. Swan, Jr. 

Gordon S. Swift 

J. James Tasillo 

Harold K. Vickery 

Max H. Voigt 

Douglas L. Watkins 

B. Leighton Wellman 
♦Harvey W. White 
♦Plummer Wiley 

William E. Wyman 

111 MEMBERS 

40 Contributors 3€ 

Harry T. Anderson, Jr. 

Leo T. Bcnoit 

Carl F. Benson 

Walter F. Beth 



Carleton W. Borden 

♦John R. Brand 
Perry P. Clark 
John A. Crane 
Gordon H. Creamer 

*Earl M. Curtis 
Walter G. Dahlstrom 
Donald L. Edmunds 
George B. Estes 
Robert Fowler, Jr. 
Thomas C. Frary 

♦Scott K. Goodwin 
Martin C. Gowdey 
William R. Hannah 
L. Brewster Howard 
Frederick E. Hyatt, Jr. 
Leonard W. Johnson 
Richard W. Keenan 

♦Clinton E. Leech 
N. Robert Levine 

♦William C. Maine 
Edward V. Montville 

♦David M. Morley 
Reginald A. Morrill 
John J. O'Donnell 
James W. Phelps 
George E. Rocheford 
Jacob A. Sacks 
Louis Sadick 
Alan F. Shepardson 
Benjamin H. Smith, Jr. 
Stedman W. Smith 

♦John H. Thompson 
Arthur D. Tripp, Jr. 
Abbott D. Wilcox 
Theodore C. Wyman 



1937 

110 MEMBERS 

52 Contributors 
♦Erving Arundale 

P hili p G. Atwood 
♦Lawrence K. Barber 

B. Allen Benjamin 
William S. Bushell 
Martin G. Caine 

♦William E. Carew, Jr. 
William C. Clark 
John H. Covell, Jr. 
Harold N. Cox, Jr. 
Gordon F. Crowther 

C. Chapin Cutler 
Henry C. Dearborn 

♦Morton S. Fine 
C. Kimball Francis 

♦Paul R. Glazier 

♦Laurence F. Granger 
Caleb D. Hammond 
William J. Harmon 

♦Francis S. Harvey 
Daniel J. Hastings, Jr. 
Ralph H. Holmes 
Harris W. Howland 
Stanley L. Hyman 

♦A. Hallier Johnson 
Ray K. Linsley 
Richard J. Lyman 

♦Francis H. Marchand 
Maxwell E. Marshall 
Rolland W. McMurphy 
Samuel W. Mencow 
Charles R. Michel 
James F. Moore 
Thomas M. Nolan 
Howard W. Osborn 
James B. Patch, Jr. 
Chandler P. Pierce 
A. Hamilton Powell 
Foster C. Powers 
W. Robert Powers 
Richard A. Prokop 
Oliver H. Raine 
Roger E. B. Randall 
Robert S. Rich 
Raymond W. Schuh 
J. Morrison Smith 
Paul J. Stone 
John B. Sutliffe 
Talbot F. Wentworth 
John B. Willard 
William W. Worthley 
Leonard A. Young 



1938 
137 MEMBERS 
59 Contributors 
Robert B. Abbe 
Gilbert G. Ashwell 
Paul H. Bergstrom 
Donald R. Bishop 
J. Harper Blaisdell. Jr. 
♦Charles C. Bonin 
John C. Bradshaw 
*J. Randolph Buck 
•Richard F. Burke, Jr. 
George B. Cattermole 



Donald B. Clark 

♦Richard W. Cloues 
Andrew R. Constant 

♦Leo J. Cronin 
Robert P. Day 
Albert L. Delude, Jr. 
Allen R. Deschere 
Richard J. Donovan 

♦Richard M. Elliott 
Robert A. Evans 
Neil A. Fitzgerald 
Norman M. Gamache 
Perry F. Grenon 
AUen H. Gridley, Jr. 
Howard W. Haynes 
J. Adams Holbrook 
William D. Holcomb 
Raymond K. Houston 
Walter J. Howard 
Donald W. Howe, Jr. 
Walter E. Knapp 
Peter P. Koliss 
Albert J. Kullas 
M. Leonard Kuniholm 
John G. Lawrence 
A. George Mallis 
Daniel G. Mazur 
John S. Mudgett 
Richard G. Munson 
Paul M. Murphy 
Robert W. O'Brien 
Raymond J. Perreault 
Donald F. Pethybridge 
Maurice Pressman 
William S. Proctor 
Henry M. Ritz 
Malcolm G. Safford 
Edward A. Sawtell 
John B. Scalzi 
Warren H. Schafer 
Philip K. Seaver 
Robert L. Somerville 
Dana D, Stratton 
Francis B. Swenson 

♦Robert M. Taft 
Edward J. Traynor 
Earle R. Vickery, Jr. 
Murray C. Wilson 
Francis L. Witkege 

1939 

141 MEMBERS 
56 Contributors 
♦Walter L. Abel 

Charles H. Amidon, Jr. 

Roland N. Anderson 

John A. Backes 

Robert V. Bergstrom 
♦Jack F. Boyd 

Harrison K. Brown 
♦Donald M. Bumess 
♦Wilder R. Carson 
♦Malcolm R. Chandler 

Allan H. Chase 

Arthur N. Cooley 

Ralph E. Dudley 

George E. Feiker, Jr. 

George C. Graham, Jr. 

Jacob J. Hagopian 
♦John G. HoUick 
♦Donald E. Houser 

John W. Hughes 

Harold W. Humphrey, Jr. 
♦David H. Hunt 

Roger L. Iffland 

Gleason W. Jewett 
♦Samuel B. Kaplan 

Oiva J. Kama 

William L. Kay 
♦Carl A. Keyser 

John H. Lancaster 

Albert M. Lavan 

Carl W. Lewin 

Carl J. Lindegren, Jr. 

Robert S. Lloyd 
♦Arthur H. Mallon 

Robert W. Martin 

Ward D. Messimer 

Robert A. Morse 

Albert A. Nims, Jr. 

C. Kenneth Olson 

Bradford W. Ordway 

Norman A. Packard 

William F. Payne 

John F. Peavey 

Frederick S. Pyne 

Albert J. Raslavsky 

Burton D. Rudnick 
♦Biliie A. Schmidt 

William J. Sexton, Jr. 

Norman W. Stewart 
•Frans E. Strandberg 

Louis E. Stratton 

Gordon L. Thompson 
♦Churles W. Thulin 

William B. Wadsworth 

Harold E. Whit* 

Richard B. Wilson 

George W. Yule 



1940 

155 MEMBERS 

61 Contributors 40% } 

Clayton H. AUen 

Eric S. Anderson 
♦Donald R. Bates 

Ralston E. Bates 

Max Bialer 

George S. Bingham 

Wilfred T. Blades 

Kenneth R. Blaisdell 

Malcolm S. Burton 

Frank A. Crosby, Jr. 

Edward D. Cross 

Frank J. Delany 

S. Carlton Dickerman 

Robert E. Dunklee, Jr. 
♦Raymond J. Forkey 
♦Kenneth C. Fraser 

Howard G. Freeman 

Clyde L. Gerald 

W. Clark Goodchild, Jr. 
♦Frank G. Gustafson 
♦Joseph M. Halloran, Jr. 
♦Robert W. Hewey 

Robert E. Higgs 
♦Albert E. Howell, Jr. 

Harding B. Jenkins 

Fritz E. Johanson 

Stanley W. Kimball 

Arthur R. Koerber 

David A. Kuniholm 

Norman U. Laliberte 

Carl W. Larson 

John A. Leach, Jr. 

Vernon J. Liberty 
♦Russell A. Lovell, Jr. 
♦Noel R. Maleady 

Kenneth H. McClure 

Philip E. Meany 

Herbert F. Morse 

Peter A. Muto 

Lawrence C. Neale 
♦John H. Peters III 

Marcus A. Rhodes, Jr. 
♦Milton E. Ross 

Robert S. Roulston 

Alden T. Roys 

Richard F. S charm ami 

Raymond B. Shlora 

S. Merrill Skeist 

Everett P. Smith 

Joseph V. Smolinski 

Walter H. Sodano 

Frank B. Stevenson 

Francis E. Stone 
♦Lawrence R. Sullivan 

Walter J. Sydor 

Stanley M. Terry 

Daniel W. Von Bremen, Jr. 

Randall Whitehead 

Charles J. Wilde 

Thomas S. Wingardner 

David B. Zipser 



1941 

156 MEMBERS 

60 Contributors 39 

Benjamin S. Bean 

Albert G. Bellos 

Earle K. Boyd 

Robert B. Brautigam 

Irving A. Breger 

William J. Carroll, Jr. 

Paul A. Carullo 
♦Frederick B. Chamberlin 

Alexander S. Chodakowski 

Sidney W. Clark 

George A. Cowan 

Francis W. Crowley 

Thomas R. D'Errico 

Kenneth R. Dresser 

George F. George 

Richard Goulding 

Lloyd E. Greenwood 

Gordon T. Gurney 

Marvin Handleman 

John T. Haran 

Harry A. Haszard 
James H. Hirunan 

F. Harold Holland, Jr. 
Stephen Horbal 
Joseph P. Jurga 
•Norman G. Klaucke 
MHvin H. Knapp 
George W. Kn.uiff 
Victor A. Kolesh 
George P. Lentros 
Kr.mk R. Lindbcrg 
♦Stanley J. Majka 
James E. McGinnis 
F. Douglas McKcown 
Hcrmun Mrdwin 
John W. Morse 
•Robert A. Mulr 
Paul G. Nyitrom 
Norman II. Osgood 






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Henry Palley 

Donald F. Palmer, Jr. 
♦Russell W. Parks 

George K. Peck 

Stannard M. Potter 

Stanley S. Ribb 

William C. Richardson 

Harold E. Roberton, Jr. 

William P. Simmons 

Charles 0. Smith 
♦Donald E. Smith 

Sidney Soloway 

Ralph W. Stinson 

Robert W. Tuller 

Anton J. West, Sr. 

Joseph W. Whitaker, Jr. 

Leonard H. White 

William E. Wiley 
♦Robert F. Wilson 
♦Alfred E. Winslow 

John M. Wolkonowicz 

1942 

162 MEMBERS 

64 Contributors 
^Robert E. Allen 

Jonathan B. Allured 

E. Curtis Ambler 

Frederick A. Anderson 

John M. Bartlett, Jr. 

Robert M. Bendett 
^Norman C. Bergstrom 
^Gerald J. Bibeault 

Joseph W. Blaine, Jr. 

Lester A. Bolton, Jr. 



Roy F. Bourgault 
Robert C. Chaffe, Jr. 
Joseph N. Christian 

♦Harold L. Crane 
Harold E. Crosier, Jr. 
Wilbur H. Day 
Walter K, Deacon 

♦Paul C. Disario, Jr. 
Eric W. Essen 
James Fernane 
Ralph G. Fritch 
Clinton A. Gerlach 
Haskell Ginns 
Herbert M. Goodman 
Warren G. Harding 
Philip J. Hastings 
Edward A. Hebditch 
Robert H. Hodges 
Robert L. Holden 

♦Peter P. Holz 
James D. Houlihan 
William S. Jackson, Jr. 
Richard H. Kimball, Jr. 
Elmer E. Larrabee 
Frederick W. Lindblad 
A. Cline Mendelsohn 
Frederic C. Merriam 
F. Gordon Merrill 
Alexander Mikulich 
Francis J. Oneglia 
Rodney G. Paige 
Charles H. Parker 

♦Robert W. Pease 
Russell C. Proctor, Jr. 
John H. Quinn, Jr. 
Gordon H. Raymond 



♦James F. Robjent 

♦John E. Rogerson 
Adolph A. Salminen 

♦Elton J. Sceggel 
Leonard I. Smith 
Victor H. Thulin 

♦Etienne Totti, Jr. 

♦NoelTotti, Jr. 
Howard C. Warren 
J. Richard Weiss, Jr. 
John P. Wells 
Samuel W. Williams, Jr. 
Arthur D. Wilson 
Norman A. Wilson 
William C. Woods, Jr. 
John B. Wright 
Paul C. Yankauskas 

♦Warren B. Zepp 



1943 

144 MEMBERS 
55 Contributors 

Everett J. Ambrose, Jr. 
Robert A. Bierweiler 

♦Harold W. Brandes 
Hugh M. Brautigam 
Nelson M. Calkins, Jr. 

♦Edwin C. Campbell 
Warren H. Chaffee 
Henry C. Durick, Jr. 

♦Jackson L. Durkee 

♦Richard F. Dyer 

♦Lee P. Farnsworth 

♦J. Perry Fraser 



George W. Golding, Jr. 
♦Robert E. Gordon 

Philip J. Gow 

Arthur V. Grazulis 

William S. C. Henry 
♦Leonard Hershoff 

Glennon B. Hill 

Franklin K. Holbrook 

Calvin B. Holden 

Chester E. Holmlund 

John W. Huckins 

Joseph M. Jolda 

Arnold R. Jones 

Averill S. Keith 
♦Friend H. Kierstead, Jr. 
♦Victor E. Kohman 

Arthur E. Lindroos 

John McLay, Jr. 

Arthur H. Medine, Jr. 
♦Behrends Messer, Jr. 

S. Bailey Norton, Jr. 

Earl G. Page, Jr. 

Robert A. Painter 

James H. Parliman 

Theodore A. Pierson III 

Edward H. Peterson 
♦James J. Pezza 

Leon H. Rice 

Donald M. Roun 
♦Donald H. Russell 

Alan N. Sanderson 
♦Richard B. Shaw 

Ralph L. Smith, Jr. 

Bruce E. Smyth 
♦Raymond W. Southworth 

George E. Stannard 



Frank Szel 
♦William W. Tunnicliffe 
Alfred Voedisch, Jr. 
Pierre Volkmar 
Rollin M. Wheeler 
Richard Whitcomb 
Stanley T. Wolcott 

1944 

160 MEMBERS 

50 Contributors 

IN MEMORIAM 
♦John N. Wholean 
♦Gordon C. Anderson 

Herbert Asher 

C. Edward Bean 

Glen R. Betz 
♦John A. Bjork 

Harold W. Blake 
♦Norman S. Blodgett 

Philip P. Brown 
♦Richard A. Carson 

Charles S. Cooper 

Lee G. Cordier 

Calvin M. Davis 

Benjamin B. D'Ewart 

Irving James Donahue, Jr, 

Peter C. Dooley, Jr. 

Einar A. Eriksen 

David M. Field 

Irving B. Gerber 

Bruce D. Hainsworth 

Dwight E. Harris 
♦Raymond E. Herzog 

Richard G. Holden 



31% 



















FRATERNITY GIVING ANALYSIS 1970-71 










Total 




Percent 


Total 


Average 






Alumni 


Contributors 


Participation 


Contributions 


Gift 




Alpha Epsilon Pi 


389 


111 


28.5 


$ 4,847 


$ 43.67 




Alpha Tau Omega 


671 


242 


36.1 


16,576 


68.50 




Delta Sigma Tau 


15 


4 


26.7 


85 


21.25 




Lambda Chi Alpha 


609 


230 


37.8 


12,127 


52.73 




Phi Gamma Delta 


577 


197 


34.1 


14,628 


74.25 




Phi Kappa Theta 


663 


195 


29.4 


15,210 


78.00 




Phi Sigma Kappa 


710 


252 


35.5 


34,595 


137.28 




Sigma Alpha Epsilon 


645 


227 


35.2 


22,631 


99.70 




Sigma Pi 


59 


12 


20.4 


460 


38.33 


Sigma Phi Epsilon 


702 


245 


34.9 


19,646 


80.19 


Theta Chi 


706 


261 


37.0 


16,866 


64.62 


Tau Kappa Epsilon 


151 


36 


23.8 


956 


26.56 




Totals 


5,897 


2,012 


34.1 


158,627 


78.84 




Non-Fraternity 


3,402 
9,299 


989 


29.1 
323 


56,378 
$215,005 


57.01 




3,001 


$ 71.64 



Daniel Koval 

♦Erling Lagerholm 
George A. Latinen 
John W. Lebourveau 
John A. Lewis 
Robert H. Maass 
Lloyd G. Mann 

♦Vernon A. McLaskey 
Fred S. Moulton 
John P. Newton, Jr. 
Douglas G. Noiles 

♦John W. Patterson 
C. Raymond Peterson 
William E. Powers, Jr. 
Paul I. Pressel 
L. Howard Reagan 
Lynwood C. Rice 

♦John J. Robinson 
George W. Sargent 
Herbert E. Sheldon 
Charles C. Tanona 
Christopher T. Terpo 
Stephen J. Turek, Jr. 
Robert M. Twitchell 

♦John G. Underhill 
Frankly n Williams 

♦Kimball R. Woodbury 



1945 
144 MEMBERS 
45 Contributors 
Frank C. Baginski 
Edwin G. Baldwin 



♦Albert C. Berry 

Robert M. Buck 

Carl C. Clark 

James J. Clerkin, Jr. 

Paul M. Craig, Jr. 

Stanley R. Cross, Jr. 
♦William P. Densmore 

Edward J. Dolan 

Robert E. Duffy 

Harris J. Dufresne 

Robert M. Edgerly 
♦Richard S. Fitts 

Warren H. Fitzer 
♦Harold Fleit 

John W. Fondahl 

Anson C. Fyler 

Howard D. Gerring 

Irving Goldstein 

Olavi H. Halttunen 

John T. E. Hegeman 

John R. Horan 

John P. Hyde 

Russell E. Jenkins 

Charles H. Johnson 

Philip B. Jones 
♦Franklin S. June 

Owen W. Kennedy, Jr. 

PaulN. Kokulis 

Ernest R. Kretzmer 
♦Eugene C. Logan 

Robert W. Lotz 

John B. McMaster 
♦Charles A. Morse, Jr. 

Roger N. Perry, Jr. 

Robert E. Powers 



Roger P. Roberge 
Robert E. Scott 
James J. Shea 
Frank J. Stefanov 
Stanley B. Thomson 

♦George V. Uihlein, Jr. 

♦Warren H. Willard 
Edward R. Zieve 



1946 

137 MEMBERS 

30 Contributors 

Philip S. Adams 

Robert C. Appenzeller 

Robert L. Ballard 

John Lott Brown 

Nestor Brown, Jr. 

James Bush, Jr. 

Rodney S. Chase 

George E. Comstock III 

Truman S. Dayton 
♦Alpheus M. Farnsworth 

Robert H. Farwell 

William R. Grogan 

John E. Hossack 
♦Joseph H. Johnson, Jr. 

Frederick J. Kull 

Calvin F. Long 

Kenneth A. Lyons 
♦James H. Maloney, Jr. 

Frederick W. Marvin 
♦Norman W. Padden 



Charles M. Richardson 

Richard L. Rodier 

Carl F. Simon, Jr. 

Herbert H. Slaughter, Jr. 
♦J. Larry Stewart 

Richard M. Underwood, Jr. 
♦Davis S. Watson 

William T. Wells 

Malcolm K. White 

Thomas M. Zajac 

1946B 

105 MEMBERS 

28 Contributors 27 

Theodore A. Balaska 

Walter J. Bank 

William R. Bingham 

Robert F. Budge 

James R. Davis 

Robert B. Davis 

Theodore E. Gazda 

Prescott E. Grout 

Garabed Hovhanesian 

Hazen L. Hoyt III 

Robert S. Jacobson 
♦Wilbur C. Jones 

Alan Kennedy 

Harry J. Mehrer, Jr. 

Malcolm A. Morrison 
♦Peter B. Myers 

Thomas W. O'Brien 

Edmund S. Oshetsky 

Julius A. Palley 

Joseph F. Pofit 

Daniel J. Rice 



♦Albert E. Rockwood, Jr. 
John E. Runninger 
Edward H. Smith 
Donald A. Soorian 
Clay B. Wade 
Delbert E. Walton 
Floyd A. Wyczalek 

1946C 

12 MEMBERS 
6 Contributors 
Joseph J. Conroy, Jr. 
Philip G. Duffy 
Robert E. Hull 
John H. Knibb, Jr. 
Cecil Walton, Jr. 
John E. Wilson 



1946D 

63 MEMBERS 
15 Contributors 
Allen Breed 
James B. Evans, Jr. 
Leslie Flood 
Jordan Franklin 
J. Myron Johnson 
John Lee 
Joseph P. Manna 
Thomas M. McCaw 
John C. Meade 
Walter O. Muller 
Orville T. Ranger 
Manuel Renasco 



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George W. Schott 
Adelbert W. Whitman 
David J. Wright 



1947 

77 MEMBERS 

24 Contributors 31% 

*Robert E. Begley 

Carrol E. Burtner 

Morrel H. Cohen 

Wilfred L. Derocher, Jr. 

Robert Fletcher 
*Allan Glazer 

John P. Harding, Jr. 

George E. Kent, Jr. 

Edward J. Lemieux 

Daniel G. Lewis, Jr. 

Teddy J. Morawski 

Paul D. O'Donnell 

Edward C. Perry, Jr. 

V. Lawrence Petersen 

William J. Rice 

Samuel Ringel 

Walter A. Skers 

Russell M. Smith 

Edward T. Swierz 

Kenneth H. Truesdell 

Milford R. Vandusen 

John H. Williams, Jr. 

William A. Williams 

Vincent A. Zike 

1948 

191 MEMBERS 

63 Contributors 33% 

George W. Allen 
* David L. Anthony 

Richard A. Atwood 

Robert E. Beauregard 
♦William A. Beers 

Eli G. Braley, Jr. 

Saverio D. Caloccia 

Edward H. Coburn, Jr. 
♦Samuel W. Cocks 

John J. Concordia 
♦William D. Coulopoulos 

Norman L. Diegoli 

F. Robert Dieterle 

Edmund C. Dowse, Jr. 

Edmund J. Eager 

John W. Ebbs 
♦Paul E. Evans 
♦Robert G. Ferguson 
♦Niel I. Fishman 

Donald E. Flohr 
♦Frederick A. Gammans 

Albert S. Goldberg 

Malcolm G. Gordon 

Harold B. Guerci 

Gordon E. Hall 

Sameer S. Hassan 
♦Thomas D. Hess 

Lawrence F. Hine 

Frank S. Holby 

PaulC. Holden 
♦Richard K. Home 
♦Robert H. Houghton 

Robert E. Hubley 

Thomas F. Hunter 

Otto Kern, Jr. 

Maclean Kirkwood, Jr. 

Russell H. Krackhardt 

Francis X. Lambert 

William M. Land, Jr. 
♦Lynwood W. Lentell 

Robert M. Lerner 

Leon Lipton 

Charles L. Loveridge, Jr. 
♦James G. McKernan 
♦Albert J. Merlini 
♦Allen M. Mintz 

Robert E. Nowell 

Alan R. Pearlman 

Arthur L. Pike 

Clark L. Poland 
♦Edward J. Powers 

Alan K. Riedel 

Edmund J. Salate 

Grant W. Schleich 

Kenneth E. Scott 
♦Daniel H. Sheingold 
♦Bernard Siegel 

Roger C. Staples 

Prescott A. Stevens 

George Strunz, Jr. 

Alfred C. Syiek 

John S. Wolanin, Jr. 

RusseU W. Wood 



1949 

243 MEMBERS 

84 Contributors 35% 

♦Walter D. Allen, Jr. 
•Chester L. Anderson, Jr. 

Matthew M. Babinski 

Robert A. Bareiss 



Paul H. Beaudry 
Walter L. Beckwith, Jr. 
♦Karl R. Berggren, Jr. 
Francis J. Bigda 
Thaddeus S. Bonczyk 
Lawrence B. Borst 
Gordon S. Brandes 
Lawrence C. Brautigam 
Fred J. Brennan 
Eugene S. Briggs 
Richard W. Brown 
Philip G. Buffinton 
Thomas R. Carlin 



Norman E. Baker 
Roland F. Bedard 
Richard G. Beschle 
John F. Brierly 
Paul J. Brown 
♦John P. Burgarella 
♦Joseph J. Burgarella, Jr. 
Richard H. Carlson 
Stanley P. Carlson 
♦William B. Carpenter 
Harvey W. Carrier 
Everett S. Child, Jr. 
Robert Chin 



CHAPTER LEADERS - AVERAGE GIFT 



Chapter 

1. Pacific Northwest 

2. Chicago 

3. Pittsburgh 

4. Washington 

5. Out-of-District 



♦Walter J. Charow 
Howard R. Cheney, Jr. 
Carroll B. Church 
Robert W. Cook 

♦Thomas J. Coonan III 
Earl R. Cruff 
Paul D. Curran 
Wellen G. Davison 

♦Walter G. Dick 
Paul R. Dulong 

♦Malcolm E. Fersorr 
Samuel E. Franc, Jr. 

♦James M. Genser 
Charles F. Gerber 
Gerald H. Gleason 
Robert N. Gowing 
William V. Halishak 
Albert Hardaker 
George K. Howe 

♦William A. Jacques 

♦Peter A. Kahn 

♦Peter Kalil 
Charles T. Layton 
Robert E. Lazzerin, Jr. 
Daniel L. Lintz 
John I. Logan 
Lester H. Longton, Jr. 
John W. Luoma 

♦Sidney Madwed 
William C. Marcoux 
Daniel L. McQuillan 
Guy D. Metcalf 
Harry H. Mochon, Jr. 
Henry G. Mogensen, Jr. 
Clifton C. Nickerson 

♦Henry J. Oletz, Jr. 

♦James F. Oregan 

♦Albin O. Pearson 
Herbert M. Pettee 
Murad S. Piligian 

♦William J. Ploran 
Robert K. Quattrochi 
Edward W. Randall 
William C. Reeves 
Raymond J. Remillard 
Carl W. Ringquist, Jr. 
Hugh M. Robinson 
Robert A. Rowse 
Ellsworth M. Sammet 
Malcolm A. Sanborn 
Donald R. Sanders 
John D. Saunier 
Arthur J. Sherman, Jr. 
Donald R. Skeffington 

♦Carrol G. Smith 
Jeremy W. Smith 
Stephen J. Spencer 
Joseph T. Starr 
♦Alfred Strogoff 
♦Donald Taylor 
Howard C. Tinkham 
Stephen J. Ucich 
Harvey E. Vigneault 
♦Burl S. Watson, Jr. 
Donald G. Weikman 
John J. Wheeler 
John H. Williams 



1950 
213 MEMBERS 
83 Contributors 
Raymond L. Alvey, Jr. 
John O. Archibald, .Jr. 
William E. Bachmann 
Henry H. Baker, Jr. 



Average Gift 
$220.73 
$173.52 
$108.05 
$104.26 
$ 90.33 



John T. Cocker 

Richard Connell 

Donald B. Crane 

Thaddeus F. Cromwick 

Neil J. Crowley 
♦Henry S. C. Cummings, Jr. 

David W. Danielson 

James C. Dean 

Donald E. Deming 
♦Donald W. Dodge 

George E. Engman 

Howard S. Ewing 

William F. Fitzmaurice 

Stanley Friedman 

Donald W. Giles 

Irwin L. Goodchild, Jr. 

Saul Gordon 

Fred W. Grant, Jr. 

William C. Griggs 
♦R. Reed Grim wade 

Charles P. Gure 

Earle A. N. Hallstrom 

Frank W. Harding III 

Daniel J. Harrington, Jr. 

Richard E. Hathaway 

Sumner W. Herman 

Lawson T. Hill, Jr. 

David J. Hudson 
♦Arthur W. Joyce, Jr. 

Edmond H. Judd 
♦Francis E. Kearney 

Walther A. Keyl 

G. Willard King, Jr. 

Ernest A. LaRose 

John C. Margo, Jr. 

Norman B. Maynard 

Richard W. McGraw 

Thomas J. McNamara 

James H. Meiklejohn, Jr. 

Edmund L. Nichols 

Martin Nisenoff 

Helge V. Nordstrom 

Paul D. Nyquist 

Richard C. Olson 

Robert A. Padgett 

Kenneth W. Parsons 

Frank W. Pease 

John W. Peirce 

Robert C. Proctor, Jr. 

Lester J. Reynolds, Jr. 
♦Eh S. Sanderson 

Walter C. Scanlon 

Paul F. Seibold 

Frank J. Sherman III 

Louis Shulrnan 

John C. Slonczewski 
♦Robert E. Smith 

James C. J. Sullivan 

Edmond T. Suydam 

Edward J. Sydor 

John R. Taylor 

Donald W. Thompson 

Joseph R. Toegemann 

Robert J. Van Amburgh 

Edgar R. Vollaro 

Jeremy Welts 



1951 
194 MEMBERS 37% 

71 Contributors 

Warner S. Adams 
•G. Albert Anderson 

Walter R. Anderson 

Gerald F. Atkinson 
'Ralph W. Aucrbach, Jr. 



♦Bruce M. Bailey 

William T. Baker 

♦Leon H. Bassett 

Guido Biagini 

Martin G. Bromberg 

Ashton B. Brown 

Robert A. Busch 

Bernard D. Callahan 

Robert N. Cochran 

Richard A. Coffey, Jr. 

Donald J. Corey 

Richard Davis 

John A. Dillon, Jr. 
♦H. Stuart Dodge 

Walter A. Finneran 

Rafael R. Gabarro 
♦John C. George 

Arthur H. Gerald, Jr. 

Edward A. Green 
♦Aime J. Grenier 

Halsey E. Griswold 

Peter Groop 
♦William H. Haslett, Jr. 

Bradford F. Hawley 

Herbert J. Hayes, Jr. 

Richard E. Howard 
♦Harvey L. Howell 

Carl E. Johnson 

Laurent C. Jutras 

John R. Keefe, Jr. 

Roger W. Lane 
♦Leo E. Lemere, Jr. 
♦Edward L. Lewis 

Stanley R. Lindberg 

Albert H. Lorentzen 

Robert M. Luce 

Dewey R. Lund 

Frank A. MacPherson 

Kenneth E. Mayo 
♦William J. McNeil 

Theodore A. Mellor 

Stanley L. Miller 

Edward C. Moroney, Jr. 
♦Charles F. Mulrenan 
♦Duncan W. Munro 

Edwin H. Nahikian 
♦Roy H. Olson 

Irving F. Orrell, Jr. 

Charles C. Peirce 

Neal D. Peterson 

Donald L. Poggi 

John L. Reid 
♦James E. Rich 
♦Robert W. Rodier 
♦Kurt A. Schneider 

Lester A. Slocum, Jr. 

Vartkes Sohigian 

A. William Spencer 

Anthony B. Stefanov 

Donald F. Stockwell 
♦Roger W. Swanson 

Henry D. Taylor 

Joseph S. Vitalis, Jr. 

Alfred J. Wheeler 

Alan E. Willis 
♦Robert C. Wolff 



1952 

174 MEMBERS 

56 Contributors 329S 

♦Daniel T. Bernatowicz 

George K. Borski 

Albert N. Brauer 
♦Charles F. Crathern III 

Philip B. Crommelin, Jr. 

John W. Diachenko 

Monroe M. Dickinson, Jr. 
♦Michael J. Essex, Jr. 
♦David R. Fairbanks 

Edward M. Felkel 
♦Ray N. Fenno 

Alan S. Foss 

Richard T. Gates 

Richard C. Gillette 

Robert H. Goff 

Robert A. Heller 

Edward A. Hjerpe, Jr. 

Eugene A. Jakaitis 

Walter F. Jaros, Jr. 
♦George Jeas 
♦Joseph Jiunnies 
♦Robert D. Johnson 

Earl C. Klaubert 

Chester S. Kolaczyk 

Donald M. Krauss 

David A. Kujala 

Kenneth T. Lang 
•Elliott W. Lewis 

Joseph D. Lojcwski 

Leo O. Lut/ 

John M. M. it], mi. hi 

Harold J. Manley 

Philip J. O'Connor 
»Eve»tt B. Palmer 

Benjamin Pano 

Charles F. Reichcrt 

H. Burton Kendall 



Warren W. Root 
♦Walter H. Rothman 
George M. Seidel 
Henry Shapiro 
♦F. Patterson Smith 
Roland R. St. Louis 
Robert E. Sullivan 
♦Charles W. Thrower 
Charles P. Toscano 
John M. Tracy 
♦Alden F. Tucker 
♦Robert F. Turek 
♦George F. Whittle 
♦Richard B. Will 
♦Gordon C. Willard 
Robert G. Williams 
Edward A. Wolfe 
Donald B. Youngdahl 
Richard A. Zeleny 



1953 

174 MEMBERS 

55 Contributors i 

John E. Allen, Jr. 

Conrad M. Banas 

Robert T. Baxter 
♦David E. Beach 

Robert E. Behringer 
♦John R. Black 

Henry J. Camosse 

Donald R. Campbell 

Joseph W. Carr 

Robert E. Chiabrandy 

Arthur L. Danforth 
♦Richard A. Davis 

Frederick De Boer 
♦Charles O. Dechand 
♦Ralph J. Digiovanni 
♦David M. Elovitz 

Robert W. Fitzgerald 

Charles D. Flanagan 

John E. Flynn 
♦Kendall F. Forsberg 

John H. Gearin, Jr. 

Richard J. Hall 

David B. Hallock 

Sidney R. Harvey 

Randall B. Haydon 

Kenneth M. Healy 
♦Michael N. Hoechstetter 

David G. Holmes 
♦David S. Jenney 

Robert G. Lunger 
♦Francis W. Madigan, Jr. 

William G. Mears 

John P. Morrill 

Herbert P. Narbeshuber 

Thomas P. O'Connor 

Donald S. Oliver 

Herbert S. Peterson 

Raymond L. Peterson 

G. Raymond Polen 

Robert A. Pratt 

Thomas H. Rothwell 
♦Eugene L. Rubin 
♦Anthony J. Ruksnaitis 

Leo A. Salmen 

George E. Saltus 
♦Philip E. Simon, Jr. 

Hubert G. Stanton, Jr. 

Henry L. Sundberg, Jr. 

Donald W. Sundstrom 
♦David T. Van Covern 

Henry A. Vasil 

William M. Walsh 

Robert C. Woodward 

Tauno K. Wuorinen 

Michael S. Zucker 



1954 

145 MEMBERS 
45 Contributors 

♦Paul R. Alasso 

♦Owen F. Allen 
W. Richard Byrnes 
Harry F. Chapell 
Allan J. Costantin 

♦Walter H. Dziura 
Joseph J. Fratino 
Francis J. Gamari 
David F. Gilbert 

•George A. Gingras 
Carl A. Hammar 

•Leigh H. Hickcox 
George Idlis 
D. Alden Johnson 
.l.i.ik Jurison 
Thomas C. Kee 
Jerome W. Kilburne 
King D. KUlin 

•Uirh.ird D. Kirk 
Walter J. Kirk 
Richard w. Undqulsl 
S. Paul London 

•Russell R. Lussicr 

•Douglas B. MacLorcn 



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Harry L. Mirick, Jr. 
Stanley P. Negus, Jr. 
Howard I. Nelson 
Werner M. Neupert 
James J. O'Connor, Jr. 
Richard V. Olson 
Robert F. Oram 
Fabian Pinkham 
Richard D. Popp 
Edward J. Power, Jr. 
Walter A. Reibling 
Donald E. Ross 
Richard B. Scott 
William A. Seubert 
Edwin Shivell 
Donald W. Smith 
Walter M. Stewart 
Bernard D. Szarek 
Wilfred F. Taylor 
Otto A. Wahlrab 
Howard P. Whittle 

1955 

136 MEMBERS 
45 Contributors 31 

Gerald R. Backlund 
Hans Badertscher 
Roger F. Bardwell 
Hugh C. Bell 
Earl M. Bloom, Jr. 
Edouard S. P. Bouvier 
Gedney B. Brown 
Paul W. Brown, Jr. 
Edward M. Cahill 
John C. Calhoun 
Dean M. Carlson 
J. R. Normand Casaubon 
John W. Cnossen 
James D. Colopoulous 
iDavid S. Dayton 
iLawrence F. Dennis 
Frederick E. Drake 
Wilfrid G. Dudevoir 
J Alan W. Ede 
Louis A. Gaumond 
Daniel A. Grant, Jr. 
Robert J. Horrigan 
Peter H. Horstmann 
Robert A. Junior 
Brian J. Kelly 
Richard C. Lindstrom 
Richard A. Loomis 
James S. Mathews 
: Charles F. McDonough 
Donald M. McNamara 
Ralph K. Mongeon, Jr. 
'Edwin F. Nesman 
Robert E. Olson 
Robert H. Pearce 
Walter B. Power, III 
Richard A. Rader 
George A. Robbins, Jr. 
Kenneth H. Russell 
Reynald J. Sansoucy 
^Robert J. Schultz 
Tarek M. A. Shawaf 
Robert C. Stempel 
Allan R. Twitchell 
"Charles F. Walters 
Gordon E. Walters 

1956 

154 MEMBERS 

49 Contributors 3 

Joseph J. Alekshun, Jr. 

Christian S. Baehrecke 

Albert D. Battista 

Clifford W. Burwick 
♦Edwin B. Coghlin, Jr. 
♦Christopher R. Collins 

Joseph J. Concordia 

Bernard R. Danti 

Robert M. Delahunt 

Henry J. Dumas, Jr. 

James L. Forand 

James W. Green 
: Charles E. Gunn 

Raymond R. Hagglund 

Richard G. Hajec 

Lawrence B. Horrigan, Jr. 

Robert A. Hoyt 
♦Allan R. Hunderup 
♦John L. Hyde, II 

William A. Johnson 
i Florian J. Jolda 

William F. Jordan, Jr. 

Arthur G. Kennard 

Robert E. Kleid 

Hans H. Koehl 

Alan G. Larsson 

Donald N. Lathrop 

William E. Lloyd 

Vilho A. Lucander 

Raymond J. Lussier 

George Marks 

Richard J. McBride 

Robert E. Mulno 

John M. Nash 



*Henry W. Nowick 
David A. Pratt 
James K. Prifti 
Steven A. Quart 
Lanny E. Remillard 
Roy A. Seaberg, Jr. 
Harold F. Smith 
Irwin J. Smith, III 
Winslow M. Spofford 
Peter J. Stephens 
Roger H. Tancrell 
John A. Taylor 

*Harry W. Tenney, Jr. 
Ronald A. Venezia 
Thomas O. Wright 

1957 

211 MEMBERS 
69 Contributors 
Crosby L. Adams 
Edwin R. Ahlstrom 
Arthur W. Anderson 
John H. Atchison, Jr. 
Thomas E. Baker 

♦Alfred E. Barry 
Robert H. Beckett 
Anthony C. Berg 
Donald F. Berth 
Rene R. Bertrand 
Charles H. Bidwell, Jr. 
Louis A. Blanchard 
John W. Braley, Jr. 
James H. Brigham 
Daniel A. Bundza 
John L. Buzzi 
Alan J. Carlan 
Allan E. Carlson 
James A. Cheney 
Donald G. Craig 
George E. Crosby 
Richard A. Dahlin 
Harry Der Harootunian 
Howard C. Dickson 
Edward W. Eidt, Jr. 
Robert P. Engvall 
Richard J. Ferguson 
Albert G. Ferron 
Seymour L. Friedman 
Ronald S. Fuller 
Robert F. Galligan 
Edward L. Gallini 
Stephen Z. Gunter 
Alan R. Gustafson 
William P. Hennessey 
Kenneth E. Hermance 
John M. Hoban 
Charles C. Johnston 
Charles H. Kelsey, Jr. 
Alvin C. Lanson 
George H. Long, Jr. 
Frederick P. Mertens 
John D. Minott 
Paul M. Mitchell 
Edward J. Moineau 
Richard F. Moore 
Leon A. Morgan 
Arthur Nedvin 
David N. Olson 
Alex C. Papaioannou 
David C. Penkus 
Collins M. Pomeroy 
Ronald A. Samiljan 
John M. Sarkisian 
Ralph P. Schlenker 
Arthur Shahian 
Richard M. Silven 
Oscar O. St. Thomas 
Michael J. Stephens 
David E. Stuart 
Alvin E. Tanner 
Leo R. Toomajian, Jr. 
Charles A. Tyson 

*Spiro L. Vrusho 

♦ Joseph J. Weber 
D. Carl Webster 

♦Robert P. Weis 

♦Charles A. Whitney 
Ronald Wilson 



1958 

219 MEMBERS 
67 Contributors 
Donald D. Abraham 
Donald W. Bean 
Robert J. Boyea 
Christopher Brayton 
William S. Brower, Jr. 
Robert J. Bugley 
Donald J. Butterworth 
Bernard M. Campbell, Jr. 
Richard H. Campbell 
Richard M. Chapman 
David S. Crimmins 
Paul Dalton 
Paul M. Dalton 
T. Roger Danielson 
♦Francis DeFalco 



James S. Demetry 
♦David B. Denniston 

Harold O. Denzer, Jr. 

Peter C. Dirksen, Jr. 

Larry Dworkin 

David E. Edfors 

Edward C. Fraser 

Philip M. French, Jr. 

Michael M. Galbraith 

C. Stewart Gentsch 

William F. Gess, Jr. 

Donald R. Grenon 
♦Richard A. Hammond 

David A. Helman 

Arthur J. Hesford 
♦William H. Hopf 

Perry E. Joslin 

Robert M. Kanen 
♦Ronald D. Kangas 
♦Marian C. Knight 

Joel Korelitz 

Bertrand J. Leniieux 

Philip C. Lenz, Jr. 

Fred M. Levin 

Robert H. MacGillivray 
♦William R. McLeod, Jr. 

Robert A. Moore 

Philip L. Morse 

William E. Mullarkey 

William J. O'Neil 
♦Peter J. Ottowitz 
♦Sherman K. Poultney 

Joaquim S. S. Ribeiro 

Bernard V. Ricciardi 

Harvey M. Robbin 

Harvey G. Roberts 

Joseph R. Russo 

Harry R. Rydstrom 

William P. Segulin 

Ralph E. Sellars, Jr. 

Robert C. Simmonds, Jr. 

Carlton W. Staples 

Howard K. Steves 

Norman P. Stotz 

Carl A. Strand 

Robert B. Sundheim 

Norman J. Taupeka 

Robert W. Thornton 

Robert W. Weinberg 

Robert F. Wolff, Jr. 

Peter J. Zanini, Jr. 

William F. Zavatkay 

1959 

260 MEMBERS 
78 Contributors 
James A. Alfieri 
Robert A. Allen 
William H. Bailey 
James E. Bean 
Robert A. Berg 
♦Peter K. Bertsch 
Robert E. Bober 



F. William Farnsworth 
George M. Fotiades 

♦Bradford J. Harper 

♦William C. Hees 
Michael A. Hertzberg 
Robert W. Hoag 
David G. Holloway 
Richard B. Hoyt 
Thomas F. Humphrey 
Chester F. Jacobson 
Robert Kieltyka 
Donald E. Kirk 

♦Roger W. Kuenzel 
James M. Lawson 
John G. Leonidas 
Frederick H. Lutze, Jr. 
Robert H. Lynn 
Robert B. Massad 
John A. McManus 
Donald R. Nelson 
Erdic G. Nichols 
Thomas J. O'Connor 

♦Arthur Olsen, Jr. 
Richard S. Orehotsky 
Roger A. Pekrul 
George E. Picard 
Alexander L. Pratt 

♦Robert L. Price 

♦Philip H. Puddington 
Frederick W. Reinhart 
Leon Remer 
Donald J. Richards 
George P. Rizzi 
Richard J. Ronskavitz 

♦Edward A. Saulnier 
David A. Sawin 
Robert V. Sharkey 
Robert D. Smith 
Stanley W. Sokoloff 
Malcolm G. Stearns 
Paul M. Stone 
David B. Sullivan 
Ronald F. Swenson 
Alexander Swetz, Jr. 

♦Edwin D. Tenney 
Winthrop M. Wassenar 
John L. Wheeler 
Douglas R. Willoughby 

♦John E. Wolfe 
Geza C. Ziegler 

1960 

266 MEMBERS 
67 Contributors 

Ernest W. Arnold, Jr. 

♦Paul W. Bayliss 
George S. Beebe 
Ronald J. Brochu 
Shepard B. Brodie 

♦Ronald A. Carlson 
Robert A. Chechile 
Dwight M. Cornell 
John J. Czertak, Jr. 



25% 



Peter A. Lajoie 
Sang K. Lee 
Edward E. Lindberg 

♦Richard A. Loring 
Walter S. Lund 
Stuart W. Macomber 
Peter H. Manz 
Alfred P. Materas, Jr. 
Kenneth L. Matson 

♦Richard S. Meyer 
James P. Modrak 
Derek S. Morris 
Warren T. Munroe 
Robert R. Nelson 
William R. Nimee 
John S. O'Connell, Jr. 
Ronald F. Pokraka 
Robert E. Purpura 
Leonard F. Rago 
Norton S. Remmer 
Stuart P. Roberts 

♦Robert A. St. Jean 

♦George J. Schoen 

♦Bernard J. Seastrom 
Franklin Siegel 
Donald Sieurin 
Fred S. Snively 
John E. Stauffer 
Paul B. Stewart 

♦H. David Sutton 
Kenneth S. Vardion 
Thomas C. Waage 
Robert M. Wallace 
Elbert K. Weaver 

♦David J. Welch 
Stanley C. Wells, Jr. 

♦Bruce G. Willbrant 



1961 

304 MEMBERS 
90 Contributors 
Henry P. Allessio 
Edward A. Altieri 
Robert R. Beaudry 
William C alder. III 
Thomas K. Caste 
Harold A. Christopher 
Charles S. Cook 
Robert C. Crawford 
Bradford S. Cushing 
Seymour Davidson 
Richard T. Davis 
Robert B. Davis 
Ronald W. Dufries 
James M. Dunn 
Rick L. Duval, Jr. 
Michael V. Economou 

♦Kenneth R. Engvall 
Richard H. Federico 

♦George F. Foxhall 
H. Richard Freeman 
Wayne F. Galusha 
William H. Gill, Jr. 



CHAPTER LEADERS - 
PERCENTAGE PARTICIPATION 



CHAPTER 

1. Niagara Peninsula 

2. Cleveland-Akron 

3. Cincinnati 



% PARTI- 
Ct PA TION 

57% 
54% 
53% 



4. Northern (Mew Jersey 50% 

5. Northern California 47% 

6. St. Louis 47% 



KEY MAN 

0. Arnold Hansen, '25 

Richard D. Popp, '54 

Stephen D. Donahue, Jr., '63 

George A. Walker, '22 

Paul W. Bayliss, '60 

Raymond J. Remillard, '49 

Herman W. Dorn, '33 




Paul A. Bonczyk 
Robert L. Bourget 
Richard C. Bourne 
Richard L. Bratt 
Frederick G. Broshjeit 
30% Joseph P. Burger 

Neil T. Buske 
Frank M. Cohee, Jr. 
Leo F. Cournoyer 
Lee H. Courtemanche 
Joseph F. Coveney 
William F. Curran 
David G. Daubney 
Clifford H. Daw, Jr. 
John L. Dehnert 
Normand P. Depratti 
Thomas J. Downs 
Leonard L. Dutram 
EU J. Dworkin 
Anthony E. Engstrom 
♦David A. Evensen 



Fidele L. Dipippo 
Harry F. Dizoglio 
Edward P. Donoghue 
Carleton D. Driscoll 
Cornelius J. Enright, Jr. 
Earl G. Erickson 
Douglas O. Farrand 
Russell A. Fransen 
David R. Geoffroy 
James G. Hackendorf 
Richard P. Harding 
Norman M. Hardy 
Eric A. Hauptmann 
W. Kenneth Hildick 
Thomas Houston 
Henry G. Hyde 
Richard P. Ibsen 
David A. Johnson 
Carl H. Karlsson 
Robert F. Kasprow 
♦Francis J. Kaszynski, Jr. 



Norman I. Ginsburg 
Martin S. Gordon 

♦Robert R. Hale 
John H. Herron 
Bradley E. Hosmer 
Richard B. Hosmer 

♦Lawrence L. Israel 
Asjed A. Jalil 
G. Leonard Johnson 
Walter H. Johnson 
Arthurs. Kamlet 
Mel G. Keegan 
Peter F. Kuniholm 
Richard W. Lamothe 
Steven H. Lerman 
Roger R. Lesieur 
John B. Lewis 
Paul A. L. Mannheim 
Charles W. Mello 
William B. Montgomery 
Richard J. Moore 



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31 



Geraid A. Mullaney 
*Richard H. Nelson 

John F. Ogorzalek 

Daniel F. O'Grady, Jr. 

David Q. Olson 

John J. O'Meara 

Richard L. O'Shea 

Kenneth I. Parker 
*Thomas E. Postma 

Lloyd W. Pote 

John W. Powers 

David W. Prosser 

David M. Raab 

John V. Ridick 

Donald C. Root 

Alan C. Roseen 

Paul B. Roseen, Jr. 

Louis J. Rossi 

Sheldon W. Rothstein 

Pierce E. Rowe 

Merrill Rutman 

Donald J. Schulz 
♦Robert E. Seamon 
♦Allan P. Sherman 

Ralph F. Smith, III 

Richard D. Souren 

Frederic A. Stevens 

Robert Stewart 

Peter J. Sugda 

Joseph W. Sullivan 

Edward A. Sundburg, Jr. 

James W. Swaine, Jr. 
♦Richard E. Taylor 

John Tomkins, Jr. 

Ralph R. Trotter 

Frank A. Verprauskus 

Kenneth J. Virkus 

Richard H. Vogel 

Ronald C. Ward 

Robert A. Weiss 

Robert C. Whittum 

Charles E. Wilkes 
♦Stanley L. Wilson 

Bruce W. Woodford 

Joseph N. Wrubel 

George M. Yule 

Rimas A. Zinas 



1962 

244 MEMBERS 
59 Contributors 
Daniel J. Brosnihan, III 
William A. Brutsch 
James F. Carrigan 
Robert R. Cassanelli 

♦Robert A. Cawood 

♦Robert W. Chapin 
Hubert M. Cole, Jr. 
Keyren H. Cotter, Jr. 

♦Richard J. Di Buono 
Bruce W. Dudley 
Victor P. Dufault 
Robert A. Eddy 
Jacob N. Erlich 
James L. Forand, Jr. 

♦George H. Forsberg 
Joel N. Freedman 
David L. Goodman 
Jerald N. Hamernick 
Wilfred G. Harvey, Jr. 
Ralph A. Herrick 
Jay P. Hochstaine 
Neil J. Jorgensen 
William A. Krein 
Vaidotas Kuzminskas 
Kenneth J. Lloyd 
David A. Luoma 
William C. MacDonald 
Frank J. Maher 
Peter J. Martin 
Roger G. Massey 
Casimir J. Matonis 
John J. McDonnell 
Howard L. McGill, Jr. 
Robert E. Mcintosh, Jr. 

♦Ray S. Messenger 
Donald L. Mongeon 
Michael A. Moses 
David P. Norton 
Bryce A. Norwood 

♦Brian J. O'Connell 
Stephen B. Osterling 

♦Peter A. Parrino 
Thomas E. Quinn 
Harry T. Rapelje 
♦Donald F. Sanger 
Richard A. Scott 
William J. Shepherd 
•David K. Smith 
Thomas S. Staron, Jr. 
Stanley J. Strychaz, Jr. 
Joseph T. Swartzbaugh 
Walker T. Thompson 
John R. Tufano 
•Thomas J. Tully 
Myron R. Waldman 
Stanley M. Wilbur 
Robert P. Wilder 



Richard P. Williamson 
♦Robert H. York 



1963 

249 MEMBERS 

62 Contributors ' 

Richard L. Ailing 

Charles M. Beck, II 

Robert D. Behn 

Peter A. Bizzigotti 

Joseph V. Bucciaglia 

Paul E. Cahalen 

Richard T. Dann 

Rajnikant P. Dave 

Stephen D. Donahue, Jr. 
♦David E. Dunklee, Jr. 

George D. Eldridge 

Richard E. Epstein 

Lawrence N. Escott 
♦Roger D. Flood 

John H. Geffken 

Ralph D. Gelling 

Charles N. Goddard 

Bruce G. Goodale 

Willard W. Goodwin, Jr. 

Robert H. Gowdy 

Leslie J. Hart 

Robert J. Hermes 
♦Allen H. Hoffman 

Harry A. Hoyen, Jr. 

George B. Hunt 

Richard A. Iacobucci 

Robert D. Jamaitis 

William G. Kanabis 

James M. Kelly, Jr. 

Francis E. Kennedy, Jr. 

David A. Kilikewich 

Robert P. Kostka 

Chi-Ming Li 

Daniel J. Lizdas 

John Machonis, Jr. 

Robert M. Malb6n 
♦Howard I. McDevitt, Jr. 
♦Roger C. McGee 

James W. McKenzie 

Charles G. Menzigian 
♦Joseph J. Mielinski, Jr. 

Stephen P. Mozden, Jr. 

David G. Nevers 
♦David R. Nordin 

Phillip L. Parmenter 

Daniel J. Pender 

Russell E. Person 

Edward A. Platow 

Edward J. Polewarczyk 

Frederic D. Riley 

Donald B. Robertson 

John J. Salerno 

John H. Sistare 

Warren R. Standley 

Gordon O. Stearns 

Nishan Teshoian 

David A. Tone 
♦Paul W. Ulcickas 

George P. Vittas 

Gerald D. Waxman 

Allan R. Whittum 

David E. Woodman 



1964 

287 MEMBERS 
63 Contributors 
Douglas W. Anderson 
J. Michael Anderson 
Peter Baker 
Robert M. Barned 
Thomas S. Baron 
Leon S. Bedard 

♦Stuart P. Bowen 
Joseph B. Brinkmann 
Martin C. Cosgrove 
William A. Cote 
Anthony Croce 
Edward L. Cure 
Willard R. Davis 
Peter L. Domemann 

♦Raymond G. Dube 

♦James E. Gaffney 
Bradley T. Gale 
Robert L. Garrison . 
David L. Gendron 
Stephen A. Harvey 
David A. Helming 
Larry G. Hull 
Bruce M. Juhola 
Paul J. Keating 

•Wayne H. Keene 
Eugene S. Killian 
Daniel S. King 
Ronald P. Klay 
Joseph L. LaCava 

•M. Stephen Lajoie 
Paul A. Lilh-nih.il 
Bruce S. Maccabee 
Thomas G. McGee 
Steven D. Mitlleman 
Thomas J. Mod/clcwski 



♦Harold E. Monde, Jr. 
Robert H. Morse 
William J. Museler 
Thomas B. Newman, Jr. 
Bruce A. Ochieano 
James W. Oldziey 

♦Robert W. Palmer 

♦Robert E. Parker 
Robert A. Peura 
William R. Phillips 
Alfred R. Potvin 
Kenneth N. Robbins 

♦Robert Rounds, Jr. 
John C. Ryder 
Frederic C. Scofield, III 
William E. Shanok 
David T. Signori, Jr. 
Thomas W. Spargo 
George V. Spires, HI 
David T. Stone 
William T. Swanson, II 
Gerald E. Tammi 
Peter J. Tancredi 
John J. Tasillo, Jr. 
S. William Wandle, Jr. 

♦James C. Ward, Jr. 
Paul B. Watson 
Stephen H. Wilcox 



1965 

307 MEMBERS 

66 Contributors 21 

H. Slayton Altenburg 

Philip I. Bachelder 

Homer J. Belanger 

Richard N. Brown 

Randall L. Burr 
♦Alexander B. Campbell, II 
♦Donald C. Carlson 
♦Richard J. Cavallaro 

Robert E. Cavallaro 

Ronald H. Chand 
♦Stephen L. Cloues 
♦David B. Cooley 

Gary C. Coram 
♦James A. Day 

James T. Dobrowolski 

Frederick J. Dunn 
♦Harry S. Forrest 

Richard C.Fortier 

Bennett E. Gordon, Jr. 

Ronald G. Greene 

Peter A. Heibeck 

William F. Hines, Jr. 

George W. Holland 

Robert A. Howard 

Kenneth J. Hultgren 

Charles F. Hunnicut 

John P. Jacobson 

Donald P. Johnson 
♦John J. Josti 

James A. Keith 

Donald L. Kerr 

Sidney S. Klein 

Victor J. Knorowski 

Robert J. Kost 

Allan W. Low, Jr. 
♦David B. Luber 



♦David M. Schwaber 
♦Henry J. Skonieczny 

Donald C. Sundberg 

Eugene G. Sweeney, Jr. 

Alfred G. Symonds 
♦Kenneth W. Terry 
♦Jeffrey W. Thwing 
♦Russell B. Trask 
♦Bruce R. Webber 

Anton J. West, Jr. 
♦John T. Wilson 

Ronald W. Wood 

William H. Wyman 

Bruce C. Yung 

John G. Zwyner 



1966 
303 MEMBERS 

78 Contributors 

♦Gary M. Anderson 
Brian N. Belanger 
L. Thomas Benoit, Jr. 
Philip S. Blackman 
John J. Braun 
Wayne M. Brown 
Paul M. Bujak 
Richard A. Calvert 
John H. Carosella 
Paul M. Castle 
William V. Collentro 

♦Douglas H. Crowell 
J. Ronald Crump 
Bernard F. Duesel, Jr. 
John G. Dyckman 

♦Joachim W. Dziallas 

♦William F. Elliott 
Donald H. Foley 
Stephen J. Formica 
Christopher G. Foster 
Brian J. Gallagher 
Brendan J. Geelan 
John I. Gilbert 
Richard L. Healer 
Stephen J. Hebert 
Carl E. Hellstrom 
Robert M. Holt 

♦Philip J. Hopkinson 
David C. Johnson 

♦David L. Jorczak 
David R. Klimaj 
Keith L. Knowlton 
Robert P. Kokernak 
Walter S. Kuczek, Jr. 
Peter J. Kudless 

♦Ernest J. Kunz, Jr. 

♦John H. Lauterbach 
Paul R. Lindberg 

♦Peter H. Lukesh 
John V. Magnano 
Daniel J. Maguire 
Paul R. Malnati 
Michael R. Mauro 
Alan W. Moksu 
Donald J. Mugnai 

♦Ronald F. Naventi 
Richard B. Nelson 
Donald R. Nitsche 

♦Harry B. Ogasian 



♦Peter G. Stebbins 
Robert S. Sternschein 
Richard A. Stone 
Ronald Swers 
Ronald A. Tata 
Stephen K. Taylor 
Gerard A. Toupin 
Alfred T. Vasseur 
Leonard J. Weckel 
Malcom C. White, Jr. 
Shelton B. Wicker, Jr. 
David E. Wilson 
Eugene B. Wilusz 

♦Roger J. Zipfel 



1967 

330 MEMBERS 
70 Contributors 21% 

♦Stephen R. Alpert 
♦Arthur F. Amend 
John F. Armata, Jr. 
Daniel G. Ballan 
Roger V. Bartholomew 
Charles T. Blanchard 
Peter J. Bondy 
Edward S. Ciarpella 
Joseph J. Cieplak 
William E. Cobb 
David R. Collette 
Stephen B. Cotter 
♦Richard H. Court, Jr. 
Francis L. Dacri 
Robert J. Dashner 
Richard E. Degennaro 
Robert V. Delia 
Ronald J. Dill 
James P. Dunn 
John A. Facca 
♦John B. Feldman 

Emilio J. Fernandez 
♦Peter N. Formica 
Raymond J. Fortin 
Charles T. Foskett 
♦Steven J. Frymer 
♦Edward A. Gallo 

Lawrence R. Gooch 

Ronald J. Gordon 
♦Joseph F. Goulart 

Robert F. Hellen 
♦Frederick P. Helm 

Allen J. Ikalainen 
♦Bradford A. Johnson 

Ronald A. Jolicoeur 

Joel B. Kameron 

Marshall A. Kaplan 

Thomas A. Keenan 

Robert A. Kennedy, III 
♦John L. Kilguss 

Richard M. King 

David P. Kokalis 
♦Stephen J. Lak, Jr. 

Alan E. Larson 

Russell A. Lukes 

Robert E. Lundstrom 

James W. Manning 
♦Robert G. McAndrew 

William O. Messer 

John W. Miller 



CHAPTER LEADERS - CONTRIBUTION GOALS 



. 





TOTAL 




%0F 


CHAPTER 


CONTRIBUTIONS 


GOAL 


GOAL 


1. Pacific Northwest 


$ 2,428 


$ 800 


303 


2. Chicago 


4,685 


3,500 


134 


3. Northern California 


5,473 


4,500 


122 


4. Northern New Jersey 


16,983 


15,000 


113 


5. Washington 


13,137 


12,000 


109 


6. Cleveland 


3,260 


3,000 


109 



•Peter E. McCormick 

James F. Mills 

George W, Mitschang 
•Patrick T. Moran 

Edward A. Obermeyer 

Michacd F. Oliver 

Joseph J. Osvald 
•Paul R. Pearson 
•Thomas E. Pease 

James W. Pierce 

Wayne D. Ponik 

John M. Porter 

Harvey J. Roscnficld 

Walter J. Ruthcnburg. Ill 

Paul A. Schuster 



Rein Olvet 
Richard J. Pankoski 
Chester J. Patch, 111 
■Lawrence A. Penoncello 
Donald W. Petersen, Jr. 
Paul F. Peterson 
Richard J. PluscM 
George M. Preston 
William J. Remillong, Jr. 
Frank P. Robinson 
Donald M. Ruef 
Robert E. Shaw 
Paul S. Shelton 
Peter J. Singer 
Peter K. Sommer 



32 



Richard C. Olson 
Mukundray N. Palel 
John J. Perrone 
Noel M. Potter 
William F. Pratt 
George H. Rund. Jr. 
Raymond C. Rogers 
John E. Rogozcnski, Jr. 
John S. Romano 
Gary S. Rosen 
Edward G. Scmple 
Sudhir A. Shah 
Lester L. Small 
•John E. Sonne 
Gunnar J. Stalemark 



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(John R. Sundquist 
I Alan H. Suydam 
■ Robert P. Tolokan 
■Elliot F. Whipple 

Wayne T. Wtrtanen 

1968 
399 MEMBERS 
Contributors 
Robert A. Balducci 
Robert G. Balmer 
David C. Baxter 
van V. Beggs 
Donald P. Bergstrom 
Gorman A. Bergstrom, Jr. 
tenneth R. Blaisdell, Jr. 
Vayne E. Blanchard 
Robert L. Bradley 
Gorman E. Brunell 
John M. Burns 
Sdward F. Cannon, Jr. 
Gerard E. Caron 
tobert J. CoUette 

razier P. Colon 

►aniel C. Creamer 
lobert H. Deflesco, Jr. 
John C. Demeo 
Hobert R. Demers 
vlichael A. Dipierro 
Eric K. Durling 
Pentti O. Elolampi 
Wayne N. Fabricius 
lobert A. Falciani 

ouglas G. Ferry 
lichard A. Formato 

idward L. Gallo 
•lobert J. Gallo 

eorge F. Gamache 



Thomas A. Gelormino 
Robert V. Genereux 
David J. Gumbley 

*Edward M. Harper 

*Robert D. Hickey 

♦John H. Holmes 
Robert J. Horansky 
Ronald E. Jodoin 
Chester J. Kasper 
18% Gary N. Keeler 

Walter A. Kistler 
Douglas W. Klauber 
Charles D. Konopka 
John J. Kraska, Jr. 
C. David Larson 

♦Michael R. Latina 

♦Andrew A. Lesick 
Rodney W. Logan 
Walter C. Lynick 

♦Israel Mac 

♦John D. MacDougall, Jr. 
Paul D. Matukaitis 
John H. McCabe 
Peter F. McKittrick 
Douglas A. Murray 
Robert A. Nichols 
Cary A. Palulis 
Stephen W. Petroff 

♦Roger L. Phelps 
Wayne L. Pierce 
Andrew L. Piretti 
Francis J. Posselt, Jr. 
William D. Poulin 
Roger W. Pryor 
Raymond F. Racine 

♦David H. Rice 

♦Peter A. Saltz 
Timothy J. Schaffernoth 
Gregory H. Sovas 



Frankly n H. Taylor 
♦Marshall B. Taylor 
Firm C. Weaver 

1969 

332 MEMBERS 

56 Contributors 1 

♦Lawrence R. Areskog 

Normand L. Bachand 
♦Robert C. Balcer 

Craig R. Barrows 

James F. Baxendale 

William A. Bensch 

Kenneth B. Berube 
♦Craig F. Bradley 

Brian D. Chace 
♦George G. Davenport, III 

Charles T. Doe 
♦Ralph J. Eschborn, II 

Arthur H. Evans, III 
♦Warren F. Follett 

Alfred G. Freeberg 
♦Douglas J. George 

Peter T. Grosch 

Thomas M. Gwazdauskas 
♦James W. Haury 

David G. Healey 

Steven A. Hunter 

Charles A. Kalauskas 

Chester G. Kasmarski 

Philip M. Kazemersky 
♦E. David Kuenzler 
♦David A. Kuniholm, Jr. 

Gary L. Leventahl 

Craig L. Mading 

Alexander R. Malcolm 

Robert W. Mayer 

Thomas F. X. McAuliffe 

Gordon J. Mears 



IMPROVEMENT LEADERS - 

PERCENTAGE PARTICIPATION 

(From Previous Year) 

% IMPROVEMENT 

From 1969-70 KEYMAN 



CHAPTER 

1. Cincinnati 39% 

2. Western New York 22% 

3. Cleveland 16% 

4. Wilmington 9% 

5. Pacific Northwest 7% 

6. Northern New Jersey 7% 



Stephen D. Donahue, Jr., '63 

0. Arnold Hansen, '25 

Richard D. Popp, '54 

Harold E. DeCarli, '52 

William M. Lloyd, 11/51 

George A. Walker, '22 

Paul W. Bayliss, '60 



Edward A. Mierzejewski 

Douglas H. Morash 
♦Wayne Y. Morse 
♦Stephen F. Nagy 

Matthew T. Neclerio 

Navnit M. Panchal 
♦John F. Poblocki 
♦Daniel C. Pond 
♦Ralph W. Rollo 

Robert J. Rose 

Stephen Selinger 

Joseph A. Senecal 
♦Barry N. Shiffrin 
♦John S. Simpson 
♦Raymond B. Stanley 

Martin Surabian 

John J. Szostek 

John A. Taylor 

Lucien J. Teig 

Robert S. Templin 
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Michael J. Wanczyk, Jr. 

Leon F. Wendelowski 
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Gregory W. Backstrom 
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Duncan H. Gillies 



Richard H. Goff 
William J. Hakkinen 
Donald W. Harding 
Thomas D. Heinold 
Paul D. Himottu 
Robert C. Keenan 
Roger J. Kern 
Lothar W. Kleiner 
James M. Lockwood 
Timothy J. Mackie 
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Peter R. Miner 
George P. Moore 
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John A. Pelli 
Paul A. Perron 
Leonard Polizzotto 
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Randolph J. Sablich 
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ANNIVERSARY CLASS GIFTS 

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HOMECOMING 




October 16, 1971 




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Friday, October 15 

6 :00 Joint Gathering of WPI and Wesleyan alumni for a 

social hour and dinner at the Higgins Estate with 
football coaches from both colleges as speakers 

8:00 J. Geils — Concert ~ Alden Memorial 

Saturday, October 16 

9 :30- 1 1 :00 Homecoming Registration and Coffee Hour - - Baseball 



11:00 

11 :30-l :30 

2:00 
After Game 
After Game 

6:00 

8:00 

8:00 



Field 

Soccer — WPI vs. Clark 

Tailgate Picnic and Barbeque ~ Baseball Field* 

Football ~ WPI vs. Wesleyan 

Happy Hour for alumni and friends ~ Higgins Estate 

Rope Pull ~ Institute Pond 

Buffet dinners at fraternities 

Al Kooper — Concert ~ Harrington Auditorium 

Brass Choir -- Concert — Higgins Estate 



|Sf! In case of rain, registration, coffee hour, and barbeque will be held in |p| 

|»H Morgan Hall. ||jj| 

|E|| Park on the baseball field for tailgate picnic. ||2| 

E|[ *Buy your lunch at the barbeque or bring your own. An award for the g^* 

ffjfg most colorful and hospitable tailgate picnic area will be made. 1f!§ 

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IN MEMORY 



WILLIAM F. LYNCH 

We note with sadness the passing on 
August 13 of William F. Lynch, 83, who 
was Director of Instrumental Music at WPI 
for 32 years prior to his retirement in 1966.- 
Bill Lynch was a professional musician all 
his life, playing not only in local bands but 
also as a touring musician for several years. 
He retired a year ago from Walberg & Auge 
Co., a well known Worcester supplier to 
musicians. 

Alumni will remember Bill Lynch as the 
jovial leader of the WPI band at football 
games and other athletic events. 

THEOPHILUS BROWN, 01 

Theo Brown, inventor and descendant 
of the first settler in Worcester, died in 
Princeton, Mass. in July, 1971. 

He was born April 19, 1879 in Worces- 
ter. While attending Classical High School 
there, he rowed on the first U.S. high school 
crew. He entered WPI in 1897 and grad- 
uated in 1901 with a degree in mechanical 
engineering. 

After school, he went to work with 
Richardson Mfg. Co. as an inventor of 
agricultural machinery. In 1911, he worked 
for John Deere Co., Moline, III. and retired 
in 1952 having received patents for 158 
inventions. He served on the board of 
directors of Deere Co. for thirty years. 

He was a member of the American 
Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Ameri- 
can Society of Agricultural Engineers and 
had belonged to the National Safety 
Council. While at WPI, he was a member of 
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. 

Mr. Brown received numerous honors. 
Among them were: the first Cyrus H. 
McCormick Medal for outstanding service in 
agricultural engineering; the Robert H. God- 
dard Award for Outstanding Professional 
Achievement, and Distinguished Service 
Award from the National Safety Council for 
work in farm safety. 

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EVARTS G. LOOMIS, '01 

Evarts G. Loomis died in March, 1971 at 
the age of 91 . 

Born in San Rafael, California December 
13, 1879, he attended Newton (Mass.) High 
School. Entering WPI in 1897, he was 
graduated in 1901 with a degree in mechani- 
cal engineering. 

He spent the majority of his business 
career as President of Evarts Loomis Co., 
Mechanical Engineers of Newark, New 
Jersey. He retired in 1955. Following grad- 
uation from WPI, he worked for Francis H. 
Richards, New York City, as a draftsman 
and then as an engineer and assistant manag- 
er for Wildman Mfg. Co., Norristown, Pa. 

He was a member of the American 
Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

He leaves his widow, Amy C. (Brown) 
Loomis and two sons, Evarts G., Jr. and 
David G. 

ENOCH PER KINS, '02 

Enoch Perkins, '02, died May 28, 1971, 
in Westhampton, Massachusetts. He was 94. 

Mr. Perkins was born in Bloomfield, Vt. 
on Nov. 27, 1876, and attended schools in 
Northampton. He entered WPI in 1898. 

He was employed as assistant super- 
intendent of William A. Rogers Ltd. 16 
years, and later was a paymaster at the West 
Boylston Co. in Easthampton. He was a 
member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. 

He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth 
(Gregory) Perkins; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin 
Hayes of Westhampton; three grandchildren 
and several nieces and nephews. 



EDWARD H. GOODNOW, '05 

Edward H. Goodnow, '05, passed away 

February 19, 1971, in Santa Barbara, 

California, after a year's illness. He was 87. 

Born on March 12, 1883, in Worcester, 

Mr. Goodnow attended Classical High 



School. He began his studies at WPI in 1901 
and graduated in 1905 with a degree in 
chemistry. 

Mr. Goodnow was employed as a 
chemist at the New Hampshire State Experi- 
ment Station, Durham, N.H.; at Whitall- 
Tatus Glass Co., Milville, N.J.; and the 
Bureau of Internal Revenue, Washington, 
D.C.; and at the Bureau of Chemistry, 
Washington, D.C. He worked as chief of the 
St. Paul and Minneapolis stations of the 
Food and Drug Administration and for 
thirteen years was assistant chief of the 
Central Inspection District for the Food and 
Drug Administration, Chicago, III. 

ELBERT C. ALDRICH, '06 

Elbert C. Aldrich, 89, a native and 
benefactor of Granby, Mass., died there July 
14,1971. 

He attended Granby schools and grad- 
uated from WPI with the class of 1906 with 
a degree in civil engineering. 

He served as a city engineer in Auburn, 
N.Y., before returning to Granby where in 
1917 he dammed up Lake Aldrich and built 
a generating station which supplied power 
to a large portion of Granby. He operated a 
bathing beach and roller rink in Granby, as 
well as owning the Winter Palace in 
Holyoke. The town of Granby received the 
lake and surrounding lands from him several 
years ago. 

He leaves three nephews and a niece. 

LOUIS H. TROTT, '08 
Louis H. Trott died April 20, 1971, in 
Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 85. 

He was born in Worcester January 12, 
1886, and went to Worcester English High. 
He was a WPI student from 1904 to 1908, 
graduating with a degree in chemistry. 

He worked five years for the Murphy 
Varnish Co., Newark, N.J., first as a chemist 
and later as a chief chemist. He was a 
superintendent at McDougall Varnish Co., 

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Montreal, Canada and also at the C. H. 
Parker Co., Valparaiso, Indiana. Beginning 
in 1923, Mr. Trott was employed by the 
New Jersey Zinc Co., and remained with 
that company for 33 years. 

Mr. Trott was a member of Theta Chi 
fraternity, the American Chemical Society 
and the American Society for Testing Mate- 
rials. 

WALTER I. BARROWS, '09 

Walter I. Barrows passed away January 
24, 1971, at the age of 83. 

He was born in Worcester March 25, 
1887, and attended South High School. He 
began his studies at WPI in 1905 and 
graduated in 1909 with a degree in civil 
engineering. 

Mr. Barrows held a variety of positions 
with the I.W. Jones and Milton Co., N.H., 
working up to chief engineer. He worked 1 1 
years with the Management Engineering and 
Development Company, Dayton, Ohio. He 
was the owner of W.I. Barrows & Assoc, 
Engineers, in Dayton, Ohio and was a 
member of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers, the American Society of Mechan- 
ical Engineers, and Sigma Xi. 

EDMUND M. FLAHERTY, '11 

Edmund M. Flaherty, 82, who was at 
one time head of Marshall Plan efforts to 
revitalize Europe's chemical industry, died 
August 2, 1971 in Bay Shore, N.Y. 

He was a native of Worcester, born Dec. 
10, 1888, and attended Classical High 
School in that city. A chemistry major, he 
was a 1911 graduate of WPI and was 
awarded an honorary doctorate degree from 
the College in 1951. 

Following graduation from WPI, he 
began work for E.I. duPont deNemours & 
Co., Inc., remaining with them for 35 years 
in executive positions in the research, manu- 
facture and sale of automotive and industri- 
al finishes and coated fabrics. He retired 
from duPont in 1946 to serve as head of the 
chemical division for the Marshall Plan. He 
later became assistant chief of the industrial 
division of the Economic Cooperation Ad- 
ministration. 

He was one of a small group of duPont 
chemists credited with inventing Duco nitro- 
cellulose lacquer and was issued the patent 
for duPont in 1927. The invention of the 
lacquer allowed painting and polishing of 
automobiles within hours instead of weeks, 
therefore removing one of the last barriers 
to mass production of cars. 

He was a member of the American 
Chemical Society and Theta Chi fraternity. 
He leaves his widow, Anne D. Flaherty; 
a son, John E. of Wilmington, Del.; two 
daughters, Mrs. Joseph L. Savage of Islip, 
N.Y., with whom he was visiting when 
stricken with a heart attack, and Mrs. 
William R. Leathers III of San Francisco; 15 
grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

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FRANK H. PLAISTED, '12 

Mr. Frank H. Plaisted 81, died August 
16, 1970. He was born August 15, 1890 in 
Worcester and was graduated from Worces- 
ter South High School in 1908, entering 
WPI that year. A civil engineering major, he 
graduated in 1912. 

At the time of his retirement in 1958, 
he was the University of New Hampshire 
associate director of extension and associate 
professor of industrial management, a posi- 
tion he had held for eight years. Following 
graduation from WPI, he worked ten years 
as an office engineer for C.C.C. & St. Louis 
Railroad. He later was employed as a presi- 
dent manager of the Austin Co., Portland, 
Ore., remaining with that company for 
thirteen years. Previous to his position at 
the University of New Hampshire, he 
worked for the Multnomah Relief Commis- 
sion as managing director; for the Iron 
Fireman Corp. as a manager for Greater 
New York, for the American Type Founders 
Inc. as a manager and director (radar) and as 
a consultant to the Allen Rogers Corp., 
Laconia, N.H. 

While at WPI he was a member of Theta 
Chi fraternity and was a charter member of 
Skull. He belonged to the Rotary Inter- 
national and was on the YMCA Board of 
Directors. He was also director of the 
Community Chest and Town Moderator in 
Brooklyn, New York. 

ALBERT L.BROWN, '13 

Albert L. Brown died March 26, 1970 in 
Eustis, Florida. He was 79. 

He was born in Brockton, Mass. Septem- 
ber 2, 1890, and attended high school there. 
He entered WPI in 1909 and was graduated 
in 1913 with a degree in chemistry. 

Mr. Brown worked for 28 years in the 
sales and pollution-control areas of the coal 
industry, joining Consolidation Coal Co., 
Appalachian Coals, Inc., and Bituminous 
Coal Operators' for Smoke Abatement. Mr. 
Brown was also employed by Worcester Gas 
Light Co., remaining with them for eight 
years. He retired in 1953. 

He was a member of Skull, Sigma Xi, 
and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He also 
belonged to the American Chemical Society, 
the American Gas Association and the 
Masons. 

JULIAN B. GOUSE, '14 

Julian B. Gouse, former president of the 
Massachusetts Trade Shops Schools of 
Everett and Boston, passed away August 5, 
1971 in Newton, Mass. He was 51 . 

A native of Boston, he attended Boston 
English High School before entering WPI in 
1940. He was graduated four years later 
with a degree in mechanical engineering. 

He was the president of Ford Hill Realty 
Co. of Newton, and had previously been 
president and treasurer of the Master Tool 



and Electronics Corp., and treasurer of 
Master Electronics, both of Boston. 

He was a member of Temple Israel of 
Boston, the National Association of Trade 
Technical Schools; and the Germania Lodge, 
A.F. & A.M., the 32 degree of the Scottish 
Rite, and was also a member of the Aleppo 
Temple, all of Boston. He was also a life 
member of Brandeis University and joined 
the American Society of Mechanical Engi- 
neers. His fraternity was Alpha Epsilon Pi. 

He served as an engineering officer on a 
fire support ship during World War II. 

He leaves his widow, Marci Tuck Gouse; 
two sons, Richard and Andrew, of Newton, 
and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Waldfogel of 
Swampscott. 

ERNEST R. HEDSTROM, '14 

Ernest R. Hedstrom died in Worcester 
February 25, 1 971 , at the age of 70. 

Born in Worcester June 10, 1891, he 
attended Worcester English High and en- 
tered WPI in 1909. He graduated in 1914 
with a degree in mechanical engineering. 

He worked 35 years as an engineer with 
Morgan Construction Co., retiring in 1963. 
He had worked earlier for Builders Iron 
Foundry, Providence, R.I., Norton Co. and 
Riley Stoker Corp., both of Worcester. He 
served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. 
Army during World War I. 

He was a member of the Masons, Quin- 
sigamond Post of the American Legion, St. 
John's Episcopal Church, Aletheia Grotto, 
and North Worcester Aid Society. He also 
belonged to Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

GEORGE A. BARNARD, II, '15 

George A. Barnard, a partner of 
Barnard, Sumner & Putnam Co. in Worces- 
ter, passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 
3, 1971. He was 77. 

A Worcester native, he was born May 
16, 1893, and attended Worcester English 
High School. In 1911 he was graduated 
from high school and entered WPI. 

He was a division sales manager and 
general purchasing agent for the Graton & 
Knight Co., where he worked for 33 years. 

He leaves his widow, Grace; a son, 
George A. Ill, and brothers Mason, John 
and Ruggles. 

CARROLL MARTIN LAWTON/15 

Carroll M. Lawton, 79, passed away 
June 10,1971. 

Born Jan. 2, 1892 in Brooklyn, Conn., 
he attended Killingly High School, Daniel- 
son, Conn., before entering WPI in 1911 . 

He worked more than forty years in the 
Abrasive & Diamond Wheel Dept., Man- 
hattan Rubber Division, Raynestos- 
Manhattan Inc., Passaic, N.J. Earlier, he had 
worked for Norton Co. in Worcester and 
N.Y.C. and the Charter Oak Motor Car 



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Corp. of Hartford, Conn. He had also served 
in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was a 
registered professional engineer in Conn. 

He belonged to the Society of Carbide 
Engineers, the Hartford Engineers Club, the 
Masons, and was a charter member of the 
Charter Oak Color Slide Association. 

ULRIC J. LEBOURVEAU, '15 

Ulric J. Lebourveau passed away April 
26, 1971 in Somerville, New Jersey after a 
brief illness. He was 78. 

A native of Barre, Vt., he was born May 
23, 1892 and attended Spaulding High 
School in Barre. 

Having worked 7 years for Atlas Powder 
Co., he was later the owner of the Somer- 
ville Hardware Store. He sold the store in 

1958 after 35 years of business. 

He was a member of the Valley of 
Trenton, Scottish Rites Masons; the First 
United Methodist Church; the Solomon 
Lodge, F. & A.M., Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa 
Nu. 

Surviving are two sons, John W. of 
Needham, Mass. (WPI '44) and Willis A. of 
Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth 
L. Bolton of Williamstown, Mass. and 10 
grandchildren. 

JOHN D. MaclVER,'16 

John D. Maclver died May 17, 1971 in 
Northampton, Mass. He was 80. 

Born in Quebec, Canada, February 12, 
1891, he was graduated from Lowell High 
School. While at WPI he was a civil engineer- 
ing major, graduating from the college in 
1916. 

He retired in 1961 after thirty years as 
an industrial safety inspector for the state of 
Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Army 
in World War I in France in the medical 
corps. 

He belonged to Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
fraternity and Skull. 

Mr. Maclver is survived by his wife; a 
daughter, Mrs. James C. Crabree of Delmar, 
N.Y. and two grandchildren. 

DANA F. HIGGINS, '17 

Dana F. Higgins, 76, retired funeral 
director and furniture dealer, died March 
11, 1971 in Athol, Mass., after a short 
illness. 

Born January 30, 1895 in Boylston, he 
attended Athol High School before entering 
WPI. He was graduated from the college in 
1917 with a degree in electrical engineering. 

After graduation he worked briefly for 
Westinghouse, in Pittsburgh. He retired in 

1959 after the J. F. Higgins Co. funeral 
home, which he operated with his brother, 
was sold to Donald H. Higgins and Charles 
W. Higgins. 

He was a member of Theta Chi fraterni 
ty and Tau Beta Pi, and was a Mason. 



Besides his widow he leaves a son, Dana 
F., Jr. of Rome, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. 
Diane Anderson, wife of Walter R. 
Anderson, WPI Class of 1951, of York 
Beach, Maine, and Mrs. Deborah Hergen- 
rother of Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands; 
his brother, H. Howard Higgins of Athol; 
and nine grandchildren. 

james a. Mcdonald, 'is 

It has been reported to us that James A. 
McDonald died in July, 1970 in Cambridge 
at the age of 75. He was born in Worcester 
May 6, 1895 and was graduated from 
Holyoke (Mass.) High School in 1914. He 
entered WPI that same year, later to major 
in electrical engineering. 

He was employed for eight years by the 
Flintkote Co. He served as an Ensign in the 
U.S. Navy and also attended Stevens In- 
stitute of Technology. 

A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
fraternity while at WPI, he also belonged to 
the American Legion. 

FREDERIC W. GUERIN, '21 

Frederic W. Guerin, 71, former Worces- 
ter district engineer for the state Depart- 
ment of Public Works, died April 3, 1971 in 
Worcester. 

A Worcester native, he was a graduate of 
Classical High School in Worcester. 

He began his studies at WPI in 1917, 
graduating in 1921 with a civil engineering 
degree. 

He worked 45 years for the Massachu- 
setts Department of Public Works, holding 
various engineering positions. He served as 
chief district engineer from the 1950's until 
his retirement in December, 1969. 

He was considered in Nov. of 1963 by 
Governor Peabody for appointment to the 
Governor's Public Works Commission. Mr. 
Guerin was a member of the National 
Engineers Association and Lambda Chi 
Alpha fraternity. 

He is survived by his widow, Katherine 
W. (Sullivan) Guerin; a sister, Mrs. Frank 
Murphy of Shrewsbury and several nephews. 

RICHARD S. LEONARD, '21 

Richard S. Leonard, 75, a retired electri- 
cal engineer, died July 22, 1971 . 

Born June 7, 1896 in Bellows Falls, Vt., 
he attended Bellows Falls High School and 
entered WPI in 1915. He was an electrical 
engineering graduate of the class of 1921 
and was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. 

He worked for Bell Telephone Laborato- 
ries for 40 years, retiring in 1961 . A veteran 
of World War I, he served with the Signal 
Corps in France. 

Active in New Jersey boy scouting, he 
had also been engaged in civil defense work 
and was a member of King Solomon Temple 
Lodge of Masons. 



He leaves his widow, Lucretia Meigs 
Leonard; a son, Ralph S., of Berkeley 
Heights, N.J.; a brother, Col. (Army Ret.) 
Lawrence C, of Williamsburg, Va.; three 
grandchildren, and a nephew. 



GRANVILLE R. WHITCOMB, '21 

Granville R. Whitcomb, a forty-year 
employee of the New York Telephone Co. 
of Brooklyn, has died. Mr. Whitcomb passed 
away January 23, 1971 at the age of 71. 
Born in Fitchburg May 26, 1899, he attend- 
ed Worcester Commerce High School and 
entered WPI in 1917. 

He was a member of Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon fraternity. 



GEORGE V. UPTON, JR., '22 

George V. Upton, Jr., 70, a former 
duPont official, died suddenly on February 
6, 1971 in Leominster, Mass. 

He was born Nov. 10, 1900 in Fitch- 
burg, Mass. and attended Fitchburg High 
School, graduating there in 1918. A me- 
chanical engineering major, he entered WPI 
in 1918 and was graduated in 1922. 

Mr. Upton was a retired personnel and 
purchasing agent for the E.I. duPont de 
Nemours & Co., Inc. of Leominster. He had 
been retired since 1965. He had earlier been 
president of the Fitchburg Horn Goods Co., 
a position he had held for eleven years. 

He is survived by his widow, Rachel 
Ware Upton of Lunenburg, Mass., a daugh- 
ter, Miss Judith Upton of West Hartford, 
Conn., a son, George V., Ill of Wenham; a 
brother, Joseph M. of Downingtown, Pa.; 
two sisters, Miss Dorothy Upton and Mrs. 
Stowers Curry, both of Washington, D.C., 
and a grandson. 



CARLS. ROYS, '23 

Dr. Carl S. Roys, 72, retired University 
of Massachusetts electrical engineering pro- 
fessor emeritus, died March 5, 1971, in his 
home in Leverett, Mass. 

He was born July 30, 1898 in Shel- 
burne, Mass. and attended Greenfield 
(Mass.) High School. He entered WPI in 
1918, and, after graduation in 1923 with a 
degree in electrical engineering, went on to 
do graduate work at Union College in 
Schenectady, N.Y., and at the University of 
Wisconsin, later receiving his PhD from 
Purdue University. 

He taught 44 years at Union College 
Purdue University, Illinois Institute of Tech 
nology, Syracuse University, and the Univer 
sity of Massachusetts. He also was a con 
sultant for Bell Telephone Laboratories 
N.H., General Electric Co. and Continental 
Electric Co. 



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He was a former Leverett Town modera- 
tor, selectman, member of the School Com- 
mittee, and a constable. He was a member 
of Eta Kappa Nu as well as Tau Beta Pi and 
Sigma Xi. 

He leaves his widow, Ursula L. 
(Purinton) Roys, three daughters, Mrs. Earl 
Viliton of North Reading (Mass.), Mrs. 
Kenneth Woodard of Millis (Mass.), and Mrs. 
Thomas Morrissey of Sandwich; three sons, 
Arthur of Brandon, Fla., Robert of Juneau, 
Alaska, and Charles of Wilbraham, and a 
sister, Mrs. Richard Smith of Hartford, 
Conn., and a brother, John of Boca Raton, 
Fla., and 21 grandchildren. 

JOHN H. SCHWARZ, '26 

John H. Schwarz, a veteran of two 
world wars, died April 13, 1971 at the age 
of 71. 

Born Sept. 26, 1899 in Niagara Falls, 
N.Y., he was graduated from high school 
there before entering WPI in 1922, where he 
majored in civil engineering. He also attend- 
ed Pratt Institute. 

Among the service ribbons he had re- 
ceived were the Victory medal (World War 
I), American Defense, Philippine Liberation 
and the Victory medal (World War II). His 
work experience included positions with 
H.S. Ferguson, M.W. Kellogg Co., Linde Air 
Products Co., Mead Corp., and Shredded 
Wheat Co. 

He was a member of the American 
Legion, the Knights of Columbus, Rotary 
Club, Retired Officers Association and 
Theta Chi fraternity. 



JAMES A. THOMPSON, JR., '26 

James A. Thompson, owner and manag- 
er of Leach, Thompson and Adams, florists, 
died February 15, 1971 in Providence, R.I. 
He was 66. 

A native of Worcester, he was born 
October 30, 1904 and attended Holden 
(Mass.) High School. He entered WPI in 
1922, majoring in electrical engineering. 

Besides being proprietor of the Florist 
Co., Mr. Thompson had worked previously 
for W.C. Bliss as a surveyor and for Worces- 
ter Consolidated St. Railroad as an assistant 
engineer. 

He served on the Board of Selectmen in 
Seekonk, Mass., having acted as chairman of 
the board. He was also chairman of the 
Board of Water Commissioners, on which he 
was a member for many years. A member of 
the Seekonk Chamber of Commerce, he also 
belonged to the New York and Ohio Florists 
Associations. He was president and a direc- 
tor of Farmers Production Credit of 
Taunton, Mass. 

WILLIAM J. BREEN, JR., '27 
William J. Breen, who was cited in the 
37th edition of Who's Who in America, died 

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April 30, 1971 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He 
was 66. 

Born in Boston, September 23, 1904, he 
attended Winchester High School and en- 
tered WPI in 1923. He was a civil engi- 
neering major. 

He was the president of William J. 
Breen, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., yacht 
brokers. He held various executive account 
positions with Sherman & Marguette, Inc., 
N.Y.C., McCann-Erickson, Inc., N.Y.C. and 
Lennen & Newell, Inc., culminating in his 
being named senior vice president and man- 
agement account supervisor for Lennen & 
Newell. He had been employed by N. W. 
Ayer & Son, Inc., of Phila., in 1929 and 
later by Young & Rubican, Inc., N.Y.C. He 
was also a partner in Breen-Fisher & Assocs. 

Mr. Breen was a member and ex-presi- 
dent of the Southern Yacht Brokers Associ- 
ation. He belonged to Phi Sigma Kappa. 



HARRY J. KATHMAN, '27 

Word has been received of the death of 
Harry J. Kathman at the age of 67. 

A native of Brookline, Mass., he attend- 
ed Commerce High School in Worcester 
before entering WPI. He received his degree 
in civil engineering in 1927. 

His most recent employment was at 
United Engineering Company of Phila- 
delphia as a structural designer. Other work 
included previous positions with General 
Industries, Boiler Engineering and Supply, 
Bethleham Steel Co. and Phoenix Bridge Co. 
Mr. Kathman was a registered professional 
engineer in Pennsylvania. 

While in attendance at WPI, Mr. 
Kathman became vice-president and treasur- 
er of the student chapter of the American 
Society of Civil Engineers. 

He leaves his widow, Gertrude Campbell 
Webb Kathman and two children, Winifred 
Anne Thompson and John C. Kathman, all 
of Phoenixville, Pa.; a stepson, Paul G. Webb 
of Pottstown, Pa.; five grandchildren and a 
brother, John F. Kathman of Worcester. 



CLIFFORD G. ENGSTROM, '28 

Clifford G. Engstrom, an engineer who 
worked 35 years for the firm of Buck & 
Buck of Hartford, Conn., passed away 
March 10, 1971 in West Hartford. 

A life-long resident of the Hartford area, 
he attended Hartford High School, grad- 
uating in 1924 and entering WPI that year. 
He was graduated from WPI in 1929 with a 
degree in civil engineering. 

Prior to his employment with Buck & 
Buck, Mr. Engstrom worked for the Metro- 
politan District, Hartford as an inspector 
and draftsman; for the Works Progress Ad- 
ministration; and for the Springfield Water 
Works, Springfield, Mass. as a transitman 
and inspector. 



He was a member of the American 
Society of Civil Engineers and the Connect- 
icut Society of Civil Engineers. He had 
belonged to Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. 

LESTER BRISK, '38 

Lester Brisk, 55, died May 15, 1971 in 
Springfield, Mass. He was the owner of the 
Feiner Chemical Co. for 17 years. 

Born Feb. 23, 1915 in Springfield, 
Mass., he attended Classical High School in 
Springfield before entering WPI in 1934. 

Besides his mother, who resides in 
Springfield, he leaves a brother, Seymour 
H., of Longmeadow, Mass. 



GEORGE A. LATINEN, '44 

George A. Latinen, 49, died April 9, 
1971 in Clearwater, Fla. 

Born in Maynard, Mass., March 18, 
1922, he was well-known in engineering 
circles for having developed several proc- 
esses for work with polymers. He graduated 
from Clinton (Mass.) High School in 1940 
and received his bachelor of science degree 
in chemical engineering from WPI four years 
later. He pursued his formal education at 
WPI, receiving a master of science degree 
from the college in 1948. He obtained a 
PhD degree from Princeton in 1951 . 

He served as an electronics officer in the 
Navy from 1944 to 1946, joining the 
research department of the Plastics Division 
of Monsanto Co. in 1952. In 1959 he 
worked his way up to become a research 
specialist, and in 1965 held the position of 
technologist, working in the Technologist 
program, later renamed the Engineering 
Fellow program. 

He was a member of the American 
Institute of Chemical Engineers and Sigma 
Xi. 

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mary Latinen. 



ELMER B. SEVERS, JR., '45 

It was reported to us that Elmer B. 
Severs, Jr. passed away in the fall of 1970 at 
the age of 46. 

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 31 , 1924, 
he graduated from Lower Merion High 
School in 1943. He received his bachelor of 
science degree from WPI in 1944 and his 
master of science degree from Purdue in 
1948, both degrees in mechanical engineer- 
ing. 

Beginning in 1948, he held a variety of 
positions with Babcock & Wilcox Co., 
Barberton, Ohio, working up to manager of 
production control. He was also a projects 
manager for Forty-eight Insulations Inc. 
Prior to joing Babcock & Wilcox, he had 
served three years in the U.S. Navy as a 
chief engineering officer. 

He was a member of the Masons, the 
Elks, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the 



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American Legion and the Young Repub- 
licans. Also he belonged to the American 
Society of Mechanical Engineers and the 
Naval Institute. 



JAMES M. MULLARKEY, '48 

James M. Mullarkey, assistant vice- 
president of Chas. T. Main, Inc., Consulting 
Engineers of Boston, died June 7, 1971 in 
Boston at the age of 45. 

Born in Boston, March 9, 1926, he 
attended Quincy High School before enter- 
ing WPI. Graduating with a bachelor of 
science degree from WPI in 1948, the 
College later awarded him the professional 
degree of civil engineering. He was a mem- 
ber of Tau Beta Pi. 

Prior to joining Chas. T. Main, Inc., he 
was employed by Ebasco Services Inc. of 
New York as a principal civil engineer. A 
well-known hydro-electric engineer, he had 
participated in the design of power projects 
in Turkey, Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador 
and in the U.S. He was a registered profes- 
sional engineer in Mass., N.Y., and several 
other states. 



Mr. Mullarkey was a fellow of the 
American Society of Civil Engineers, serving 
that association as chairman of the Power 
Division publications committee and as sec- 
retary of the Power Division's executive 
committee. He also belonged to the Boston 
Society of Civil Engineers and the United 
States Committee on Large Dams, as chair- 
man of the Technical Activities Committee. 

He leaves his wife, Mary L. Collins 
Mullarkey; two sons, James C. and Peter W.; 
a daughter, Katherine M.;a brother, William 
E. of Geneva, N.Y., and two sisters, Mrs. 
Claire Barry of Quincy, Mass. and Mrs. 
Helen Reynolds of Holbrook, Mass. 

JOHN GOWEN, '64 

John Gowen died May 27, 1971 at the 
age of 28. 

A native of Washington, D.C., he at- 
tended Natick (Mass.) High School prior to 
entering WPI in 1960. He was graduated 
from WPI Sep. 8, 1964 with a degree in 
mechanical engineering and did graduate 
work at the University of Oregon. He was a 
member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity 
while at WPI. 



Mr. Gowen had been hired by the 
Research Division of the United Shoe Ma- 
chinery Corp., Beverly, Mass., as a program- 
mer in their engineering department. 

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. John K. Gowen III, and a sister, Miss 
Mary Anne Gowen of South Natick, Mass. 
His maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. 
William J. Thatcher of Weymouth and his. 
paternal grandmother is Mrs. John K. 
Gowen II of Washington, D.C. 



EDWARD P. FALCIONE, '71 

Edward P. Falcione, 21 years old, died 
February 12, 1971 after his car skidded off 
Route 128 near Route 1 in Dedham, Mass. 
and burst into flames. 

Born June 24, 1949, he was a native of 
Medford, Mass. and attended Milton High 
School before entering WPI in June of 1967. 
He was majoring in mechanical engineering. 

He leaves his parents, Edward J. and 
Camille Salvatore Falcione and a sister, 
Phyllis. 



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YOUR CLASS AND OTHERS 




1903 

HENRY JAMES POTTER reports that 
he has completed 21 years of retirement and 
that on the 22nd of January he celebrated 
his 90th birthday. He is a resident of 
Mendham, New Jersey, and a former em- 
ployee of the Hartford Accident & Indem- 
nity Company. 

1913 

North Andover, Mass. is the location of 
GEORGE R. BARKER, where he is owner 
and operator of a farm. 

1914 

WINTHROP B. BROWN was chosen a 
Layman of the Year in 1970 by the Presby- 
tery of South Florida, First United Presby- 
terian Church in the U.S.A. He has received 
the more recent honor of being elected 
moderator of the Presbytery of South 
Florida for 1971. He retired in 1961 from 
the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry, where he was 
Corporate secretary. .. HENRY C. 

WHITLOCK has retired as city engineer of 
Waterbury, Conn., where he has worked for 
55 years. Whitlock, at 78, has had such firm 
knowledge and control over Waterbury's 
public works that Mayor Victor Mambruno 
said, in tribute, "I hope he is leaving a map 
so that we will know after he is gone where 
every pipe and joint is in the city since he is 
the only one who has that knowledge." 

1915 

WINFIELD S. JEWELL is very active in 
his "retirement" and is employed as a Real 
Estate agent by Maxon Brothers, Inc., of 
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where he is also a 
resident. 

1916 

ARTHUR K. INGRAHAM has retired 
for the second time, this time retiring as an 
electrical and hydraulic engineering director 
with the Public Works Department of the 
U.S. Navy at Treasure Island, California. He 
had previously served from 1923 until 1959 
in various engineering positions with the 
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. 

CLINTON S. DARLING, of Santa 
Barbara, Calif., is now part-time U.S. repre- 
sentative for SAFAA, of Paris, France. 



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1920 

A retired Research Chemist and former 
faculty member at WPI, CHARLES A. 
GAMMAL made the news in April of this 
year when he urged that a ban on salt for 
highway snow removal be instituted. He 
said, "Pollution is increasing at such a rate 
that it will not be too long before the 
country won't be fit for human habitation." 
His viewpoint, however, was strongly op- 
posed by the State Department of Pulbic 
Works and the Massachusetts Highway Asso- 
ciation. MR. GAMMAL is a resident of 
Worcester. 

1922 

EDWARD H. COLESWORTHY, A self- 
employed mechanical engineer in Sarasota, 
Fla., now lives at 3360 Sheffield Circle, 
Village Green, Sarasota 33580 

. . . WILFRED H. HOWE, currently serving 
as chairman of the Board of Selectmen of 
the town of Sharon, Mass., has been elected 
to the Board of Directors of Morgan Memo- 
rial Goodwill Rehabilitation Centers in 
Sharon. With more than 50 patents, techni- 
cal papers, and other publications to his 
credit, Howe is a Fellow of the Institute of 
Electric and Electronic Engineers, an honor- 
ary member of the Instrumental Society of 
America, and a senior member of the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

GEORGE F. PARSONS has recently 
moved to Rye, New Hampshire. . . ROY G. 
BENNETT also moved recently and is now 
residing in Melrose, Massachusetts. 

1923 

ANDREW FIORE writes that he has 
retired after 42 years with L.T.V. Ling Altec 
Inc. as vice president of administration: he 
is now residing in Leisure World, Laguna 
Hills, Calif. 

1925 

JAMES I. CORNELL reports that he is 
employed as the Acting Assistant Director 
for Curriculum for the Pinellas County 
Board of Education in North Clearwater, 
Florida. He resides in St. Petersburg. . . A 
newspaper article in March quoted 
WILLIAM B. GOULD, 3rd as saying that 
retirement has made him "very lazy." Bill 
retired two years ago after putting in 30 
years as an engineer in Fort Monmouth, 
New Jersey's laboratories. 

1927 

After 30 years with L.T.V. and its 
predecessors, CARL H. SCHWIND has re- 
tired and is enjoying long-neglected home 
chores, reading, travel, nature study and 
observation, and hiking. 



1928 

After 42 years of service with the 
Western Massachusetts Electric Company, 
WINSLOW C. WENTWORTH has retired. 
Mr. Winslow is a resident of Turners Falls, 
Massachusetts. 

1929 

We have learned that ROGER M. L. 
RUSSELL is residing in Luquillo, Puerto 
Rico, where he is Resident Executive Engi- 
neer for the Factory Insurance Association 
of Hartford, Connecticut. . . FRANCIS 
WIESMAN writes, "I am retired from teach- 
ing (I) did some programming at American 
Optical Company until July, '70 recession 
hit. Have been professional parliamentarian 
for ten years — still enjoy it immensely." 
Mr. Wiesman is a resident of Worcester. 

RUSSELL C. WILEY writes that since 
his retirement from Pratt & Whitney Air- 
craft he is busier than ever. 

1931 

JAY M. HARPELL, chief electrical 
engineer for the firm of Daniel, Mann, 
Johnson, & Mendenhall, is now stationed in 
Saigon, Vietnam. 

EDWARD S. "TED" COE, JR. reports 
that he is a resident of Rochester, New York 
and has been retired there for six years. He 
says he is newly married for 1 Vi years and he 
also owns and operates his own single engine 
plane. . . We have learned that THEODORE 
L. WANSTALL has retired from the General 
Electric Company and is now residing in 
Bethel, Vermont. 

1932 

THEODORE H. BERARD is Guidance 
Director at the 800 student Athol- 
Royalston (Mass.) Regional High School. . . 
CURTIS M. WHITE is residing in Crest- 
wood, Illinois and is working in Chicago, 
Illinois where he is with General Office 
Utilities. 

1933 

DR. RAYMOND B. CRAWFORD, who 
retired from the National Aniline & Chemi- 
cal Company of Buffalo, New York, is 
employed by the Central School District of 
West Seneca, New York as a science teacher. 
Dr. Crawford is a resident of Hamburg, New 
York. . . The President of Mills Pharmaceuti- 
cals, Inc. & Glencoe Research, Inc. of St. 
Louis, Missouri, is DR. HERMAN W. 
DORN. . . Worcester County National Bank 
has named ARAM KALENIAN to its advi- 
sory board for its Westboro Branch. Aram 
has been President of the Vee Arc Corpora- 
tion of Westboro, since 1947. .. H. 
EDWARD PERKINS, JR., writes: "I retired 
from Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United 
Aircraft on February 12, 1971, after 38 
years in industry." After taking a few weeks 



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of vacation in the sunny south he has taken 
up residence in Plymouth, Vermont and 
says, "We shall keep busy managing and 
selling portions of our Vermont land 
holdings during most of the year, and 
travelling in warmer climes during the 
winter months." 

JAMES B. RAFTER is now District 
manager for sales (New York) of Armco 
Steel Corp. .. GORDON R. "BUCK" 
WHITTUM has been appointed district man- 
ager of engineering and planning for U.S. 
Steel's USS Realty Development Division. 
He will have prime responsibility for negoti- 
ations with prospective tenants interested in 
the industrial park on USS property in 
Worcester. 

1934 

FREDERICK A. BOWERMAN has been 
elected a director of Narragansett Electric 
Co. In addition, he is president of Bower- 
man Bros. Inc. and a director of Almacs, 
Inc. and a trustee of Citizens Savings Bank 
of Providence, R.I. 

KENNETH E. BENNETT reports that 
his oldest daughter is a student at Dfew 
University in Madison, New Jersey, and that 
his youngest daughter is a senior at Fair- 
haven High School, Fairhaven, Massachu- 
setts. Kenneth is employed by the Revere 
Copper & Brass Company, Inc., of New 
Bedford, Mass. .. WARREN R. BURNS is 
director of Marketing for the Florida 
Machine Products Division of Consolidated 
Foods Corporation in St. Petersburg, 
Florida. He is a resident of St. Petersburg 
Beach, Florida. . . Gov. Thomas J. Meskill of 
Connecticut named H. RAYMOND 
SJOSTEDT as Director of Civil Defense for 
the State of Connecticut in March. He is a 
former executive of the Watertown Mfg. 
Company, Watertown, Connecticut. . . In 
April, 1971 CHARLES W. McELROY was 
elected Vice President Sales of Safety Elec- 
trical Equipment Corporation of New 
Haven, Connecticut. The company is heavily 
involved with Mass Transit Contracts 
throughout the world. Charlie is a resident 
of Hamden, Connecticut. . . RICHARD W. 
RHODES retired from the E. I. DuPont 
deNemours & Company Inc. on August 31, 
1970. 

1935 

Fluor Ocean Services, Inc. of Santa 
Barbara, California, employs ALFRED 
CANTOR as a Project Manager. . . Royal- 
Globe Insurance Company, Ltd., of New 
York, N.Y., reports that WILLIAM E. 
GRUBERT retired on February 15th of this 
year. He had been a senior executive of the 
company for the past 25 years and has 
recently assumed the responsibilities as an 
Insurance Consultant. .. VERNER R. 
OLSON is Production Superintendent at the 
Toledo Plant of E. I. DuPont de Nemours & 



Company, Inc. He is a resident of Sylvania, 
Ohio. . . Fiske & Gay, Inc. of Orlando, 
Florida, employs S. LINCOLN PRICE as a 
mechanical engineer. Mr. Price is a resident 
of Deltona, Florida. 




JOSEPH GLASSER has been elected a 
vice president of Raytheon Company. He 
had been manager of the firm's largest plant 
since 1967. Glasser has been active in civic 
affairs, and is a director of the Greater 
Lawrence (Mass.) Chamber of Commerce, 
the Greater Lawrence United Fund, the 
Greater Lawrence Chapter of the American 
Red Cross, and many other organizations. 

1936 

C. JAMES ETHIER is a resident of 
Dandridge, Tennessee, where he is President 
of Bush Bros. & Company. . . ARTHUR D. 
TRIPP, JR., a past president of the WPI 
Alumni Association, has incorporated a 
counseling service in the area of finance, 
insurance and investments under the name 
of ARTHUR D. TRIPP, JR. & ASSOCI- 
ATES, INC. with offices in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. Art is also Secretary-Treasurer 
of District 730 of Rotary International and 
is President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of 
WPI Alumni Association . . JOHN H. 
WYMAN is a resident of Middletown, New 
Jersey, and a Sales Engineer with Durakool, 
Inc., of Elkhart, Indiana. .. JACOB A. 
SACKS reports that he retired from the 
Navy Department in July, 1970 and he is 
currently doing part time consulting work. 

1937 

JOHN R. CASEY reports that he is 
retired after serving as a Regional Vice 
President for the General Electric Company. 
John now makes his home in Old Saybrook, 
Connecticut. 

EDWARD W. OSBORN retired from the 
Panama Canal Co. on May 29, after 33 
years, 10 months, and 3 days of service. He 
will be living in Dudley, Mass. . . JAMES B. 
PATCH writes that his son James Jr. will be 
a senior at Ohio Wesleyan next year, major- 
ing in economics. His son William will be 
entering the pre-law program at Columbia 
U. 

1938 
THEODORE C. ANDREOPOULOS is 
now president of Home Tech Products in 
Wayland, Mass. . . DR. GILBERT G. ASH- 
WELL is chief of the Laboratory of Bio- 



chemistry and Cellular Metabolism, National 
Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Dis- 
eases, at the National Institutes of Health, 
Bethesda, Md. He is a member of the 
editorial board of three professional jour- 
nals. . . PETER P. KOLISS is a department 
head in the Telephone Loop Transmission 
Division of Bell Telephone Laboratories. . . 
ROBERT L. SOMERVILLE is an independ- 
ent consulting engineer in Neshanic, N.J. . 

ERNEST E. GUSTAFSON is employed 
as a Branch Manager in the New Jersey 
Office of the Heat Transfer Division of 
American Standard, Inc. . . IBM Corpora- 
tion employs PHILIP K. HATHAWAY as a 
Sr. Customer Engineer in Providence, 
Rhode Island. He formerly held the same 
position in the Concord, New Hampshire 
offices of IBM. Phil resides in Sudbury, 
Massachusetts. . . A. GEORGE MALLIS, 
President and Chief Engineer of Mallis Asso- 
ciates, Inc. of Springfield, Massachusetts, an 
architectural-engineering firm has been re- 
appointed by Governor Francis Sargent of 
Massachusetts, to the Board of Registration 
of Professional Engineers and of Land Sur- 
veyors. . . MAURICE PRESSMAN was cited 
in February for "Special Act and Service" 
by the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment 
Research and Development Center, Fort 
Belvoir, Virginia, for authoring an article 
concerning efforts to reuse waste water. Mr. 
Pressman has been employed at the Center 
since 1958 and he is a resident of Arlington, 
Virginia. . . FRED E. WILEY is a popular 
artist in Kennebunkport, Maine where he 
makes his home. . . DONALD B. CLARK is 
a Staff Engineer with the Caterpillar Tractor 
Company in Mossville, Illinois and is a 
resident of Dunlap, Illinois. . . CHARLES C. 
BONIN, president of Chemico, holds an 
engineering license in every state of the 
union as well as the District of Columbia, 
Puerto Rico, and the Canal Zone. 



1939 
JAMES L. BARTLETT, JR. is President 
of Hydranautics in Goleta, California and he 
is a resident of Santa Ynez, California. . . 
The Microwave and Power Tube Division of 
the Raytheon Company employs EDWARD 
C. DENCH as a staff consultant at their 
Waltham, Massachusetts operation. Mr. 
Dench has been with Raytheon for 24 years, 
and holds more than sixty patents on 
microwave tubes and in associated fields. He 
is a resident of Annisquam, Massachu- 
setts. . . HAROLD E. WHITE continues to 
be employed by the Norton Company in 
Worcester, and is presently Director of 
Manufacturing in the Abrasive Materials 
Division. . . RICHARD B. WILSON reports 
that he is currently in the process of 
organizing a consulting engineering service 
on the west coast. 



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1940 

EDWARD E. J. HAFEY is manager of 
the San Leandro, Calif., branch of the Farr 
Co. 

DONALD S. CHATFIELD is currently a 
resident of Pemaquid Harbor, Maine, where 
he is employed by George H. Brittain & 
Sons, Inc. .. ROBERT H. GIBBS is Presi- 
dent of Video Display Devices, Inc. of 
Canton, Massachusetts. Bob is a resident of 
Medfield. .. ROBERT E. HIGGS, im- 
mediate past President of the WPI Alumni 
Association, has joined the Joy Manufac- 
turing Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
as Director of Data Processing. Bob is 
residing in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. . . 
NOEL R. MALEADY reports that he has 
just taken retirement from the General 
Electric Company after 30 years of service. 
He has held major R&D management posi- 
tions at G. E. locations throughout the 
country. He says he will now devote more 
time to interests in real estate, church music 
and hobbies. Three Maleady children are 
married, a fourth has completed her third 
year at the University of Dayton, and the 
youngest is in the second grade. Noel is a 
resident of Clearwater, Florida. 

1941 

ARTHUR J. JACKSON is located in 
Southington, Connecticut, where he is ex- 
ecutive vice president and general manager 
of The Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co., Division of 
Veeder Industries, Inc. Art joined the com- 
pany in February, 1970 after serving for 
many years with the Whitlock Manufactur- 
ing Company of West Hartford, Connecti- 
cut. . . Brig. Gen. HARVEY W. EDDY, 
Air Force Systems Command Deputy Chief 
of Staff for Personnel, has retired from the 
U.S. Air Force after 28 years of active 
military duty. Gen. Eddy was presented the 
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal and 
was cited for exceptionally meritorious serv- 
ice. . . as commander. Office of Aerospace 
Research. . . and as Deputy Chief of Staff 
for Personnel, Headquarters Air Force 
Systems Command, at retirement cere- 
monies at Andrews AFB, Maryland. . . 
STANLEY S. RIBB has been named presi- 
dent of the Blackstone Valley Electric Com- 
pany of Lincoln, Rhode Island. He was 
formerly vice president and general manager 
of that concern. . . 




HILLIARD W. PAIGE 
has been elected president and director of 
General Dynamics Corporation in St. Louis, 

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Mo. In announcing the action, the chairman 
and chief executive officer said, "Hilliard 
Paige will add a new and unique dimension 
of leadership to our top management team. 
He brings to General Dynamics a wealth of 
experience, technical and managerial, after 
serving many years in progressively more 
responsible positions with a very fine and 
successful company. Paige, who has been 
senior vice president, corporate executive 
staff, at General Electric, is a member of the 
National Academy of Engineering and the 
Navy League of the United States, and is a 
fellow of the American Institute of Aero- 
nautics and Astronautics. He received an 
honorary Doctor of Engineering degree 
from WPI in 1962. Paige was active in the 
Cincinnati chapter of the Alumni Associa- 
tion as president and treasurer for several 
years, and he has worked on the Alumni 
Fund and Techni-Forum in various 
capacities. 

FRANK R. LINDBERG has three - 
count 'em, three! — children entering col- 
lege this fall. Twins John and Jan, both 17, 
and brother Bob, 18, all entered the Univer- 
sity of Dayton in September. Col. Lindberg 
(USAF, ret.) is a federal civil service engi- 
neer at the Technical Management and 
Operations Office, Aeronautical Systems 
Division (AFSC), Wright-Patterson AFB, 
Ohio. 

1942 

JOHN H. QUINN, JR., has moved to a 
new home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. He is a 
chief project engineer on the Thor/Delta 
program at McDonnell-Douglas. 

ROGER E. COREY, a staff engineer 
with the New England Tel. & Tel. Co. in 
Boston, has been elected vice director of the 
New England Division of the American 
Radio Relay League, Inc., a national organ- 
ization of amateur radio operators. Roger is 
a resident of Westwood, Massachusetts. . . 
The Electrolux Division of Consolidated 
Foods employs GORDON H. RAYMOND in 
Old Greenwich, Connecticut as manager of 
engineering and quality control. He is a 
resident of Southington, Conn. LEONARD 
I. SMITH is a Senior Research Engineer with 
the Norton Company in Worcester. . . 
American Optical of Southbridge, Massa- 
chusetts has announced that ERIC W. 
ESSEN has been appointed planning and 
inventory control manager for American 
Optical Safety Products Division. Prior to 
joining A.O. Mr. Essen was Director of 
Product Planning & Control Manager for 
L.G. Balfour Company, Attleboro, 
Massachusetts. . . ROBERT E. YAEGER has 
been appointed Director of the Analog 
Exchange Laboratory at Bell Telephone 
Laboratories in North Andover, 

Massachusetts. Mr. Yaeger joined Bell Labs 
in 1942 and since 1965 has been Head of 
the Data and Digital Systems Department at 
Bell Labs, in North Andover. 



1943 

FRANK SZEL is a mechanical engineer 
with HWH & Associates, Consulting Engi- 
neers, in Cleveland. 

JOSEPH M. JOLDA, dean of the eve- 
ning division of Worcester Junior College, 
has been chosen for inclusion among Out- 
standing Educators of America. Joe is a 
resident of Webster, Mass. . . BEHRENDS 
MESSER, JR. is Manager-Marketing Engi- 
neering with the Mobil Research and Devel- 
opment Corporation of Princeton, New 
Jersey. . . Forest D. Snell, Inc. of Florham 
Park, New Jersey employs JAMES H. 
PARLIMAN as Associate Research Director. 
Jim is a resident of Madison, New Jersey. 

1944 

Springfield, Massachusetts is the loca- 
tion of JOHN R. FLEMING where he is a 
General Foreman with Rex Chainbelt, Inc., 
and a resident of Longmeadow. . . Another 
member of the class who is employed in the 
Rex organization is ALFRED F. LARKIN, 
JR. He was recently elected Executive Vice 
President of Rex International, Inc. and was 
formerly President of the Conveyor and 
Power Transmission Division of Rex Chain- 
belt, Inc. He is a resident of Mequon, 
Wisconsin, and has been employed by the 
Rex organization since his graduation from 
WPI. . . IBM Corporation employs ALLAN 
R. MANDELIN in Houston, Texas, as an 
Advisory Programmer. . . JESSE R. WATT 
is a resident of Annapolis, Maryland, and is 
employed by the National Highway Traffic 
Administration in Washington as a Physical 
Scientist. 

DR. DANIEL KOVAL has been ap- 
pointed chairman of the Mathematics De- 
partment at Pacific Union College, Angwin, 
Calif. 

1945 

WILLIAM P. DENSMORE has been 
appointed vice president and general man- 
ager, Grinding Wheel Division, of Norton 




Company. With Norton since 1946, Dens- 
more is active in civic and educational 
affairs and in 1970 was appointed to the 
Massachusetts Board of Education. . . 
ANSON C. FYLER is chairman of the board 
at Arrow-Hart, Inc. .. GEORGE W. 
GREGORY has been appointed to the 
Commission on Services and Expenditures 
in Rhode Island. Gregory is assistant re- 
search and development manager at Electric 

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Boat Division of General Dynamics. . . 
WILLIAM C. HOWARD, divisional vice 
president of sales for Norton Company, 
graduated in August from the Advanced 
Management Program of the Harvard Uni- 
versity Graduate School of Business Admin- 
istration. The 13-week course was covered 
in two summers. . . 




. . . GEORGE J. KENNEDY 
has been named special executive to the 
Chairman of Emerson Electric Co. . . 
ROGER N. PERRY, JR., Director of public 
relations at WPI, was awarded the Silver 
Anvil, the highest accolade of the Public 
Relations Society of America, for outstand- 
ing achievement in "special events" public 
relations for his coverage of WPI's participa- 
tion in the 1970 Clean Air Car Race. . . 
ROBERT E. SCOTT is now chairman and 
managing director of FM Insurance Co., 
Ltd., in London, England. . . DR. MITCH- 
ELL J. TENEROWICZ has been certified as 
a specialist in the practice of family medi- 
cine. . . ROBERT L. BALLARD is vice 
president-engineering for the controls divi- 
sion of Singer Co., in Melrose Park, III. 

Standard Oil Company (Kentucky) 
employs JOHN B. McMASTER in 
Pascagoula, Mississippi as Manager of 
Process Engineering. John was formerly 
with Standard Oil Company of Califor- 
nia. . . Ohio is the location of CHARLES C. 
SHATTUCK who is a resident of N. 
Madison and Production Manager for the 
Industrial Control Division of Hubbell in 
Madison. 



1946 

The President of Benny's Inc. of 
Esmond, Rhode Island is MALCOLM C. 
BROMBERG. . . ALVIN Y. BROVERMAN 
is a Research Engineer with Kuhlman Elec- 
tric Corporation of Crystal Springs, Missis- 
sippi and a resident of Jackson, Mississippi. 

REV. PRESCOTT E. GROUT has been 
appointed the new minister of the Moosup 
United Methodist Church, Moosup, Conn. 
Grout is also assistant professor of philoso- 
phy at Nichols College. . , DELBERT E. 
WALTON is a self-employed sales engineer 
in London, England. 



1946B 

JOHN LEE is teaching mathematics at 
Plymouth-Carver High School, Plymouth, 
Mass. 



1947 

LEO W. F. GEARY is a resident of 
North Stonington, Connecticut and is 
employed by Technirite Electronics, Divi- 
sion of Gulton Industries as Chief Engineer. 

PAUL D. O'DONNELL, with Westing- 
house Electric in Pittsburgh, has just com- 
pleted a one-year term as national president 
of the American Institute of Industrial 
Engineers. He was listed in the 1970 publi- 
cation of Engineers of Distinction. 

1948 

GORDON E. HALL is now chairman of 
the math department at St. Andrews School 
in Barrington, R.I. . . Prentice-Hall has just 
published Fundamentals of Electronic Cir- 
cuits, by ARTHUR L. PIKE. He had worked 
on the textbook for seven years. . . CLARK 
L. POLAND has been named vice president 
for operations development of Consumer 
and Service Industries, American Can Com- 
pany. 

LYNWOOD W. LENTELL is employed 
by the Division of Highways in the State of 
California and he is a resident of Fresno. . . 
CLARK L. POLAND of New Canaan, Con- 
necticut has been named vice president for 
operations development of Consumer and 
Service Industries, American Can Company. 
Clark has been group vice president in 
manufacturing and distribution at Howard 
Johnson Company for the past two years 
and was previously at General Foods Corpo- 
ration for 16 years. .. HERBERT R. 
CAHOON, JR. is self-employed as a con- 
struction engineer in Centerville, Massa- 
chusetts. . . ROBERT E. HUBLEY reports 
that he is now Assistant Vice President- 
Intrastate Regulatory Matters for Western 
Union Telegraph Company in New York 
City. Bob is a resident of Hawthorne, New 
Jersey. . . ALTON S. KELSEY, JR. is ex- 
tremely busy these days. He is a staff 
assistant in Structural Mechanics with the 
Grumman Corporation of Bethpage, L.I. 
and is also president of Rel-Co Publication 
Corporation of Plainview, New York. He is a 
resident of Williston, New York. 

1949 

DEAN P. AMIDON is chief district 
engineer for the Massachusetts Department 
of Public Works in Lenox, Mass., and he was 
recently appointed to the DPW's Environ- 
mental Action Committee. .. PHILIP G. 
BUFFINGTON, vice president of State 
Farm Fire and Casualty Company, has been 
re-elected chairman of the executive com- 
mittee of the National Flood Insurers Asso- 
ciation. . . HOMER E. MacNUTT, JR. is 
manager of manufacturing for Morgan Con- 
struction Co. of Worcester. He has held the 
position since 1965 and before that was vice 
president of Worcester Valve Co. for 11 
years. . . JOHN C. O'TOOLE has been ap- 
pointed by Massachusetts Governor Sargent 
to a Special Commission to study pollution 



controi of the Connecticut River as it 
applies to the State. John is chief engineer 
for Worcester County and a resident of 
Clinton. . . IBM Corporation employs 
MALCOLM A. SANBORN as an Advisory 
Engineer at their East Fish kill, N.Y. opera- 
tion. . . ALFRED STROGOFF reports that 
he left his position as Group Executive and 
President of the Education Group of Litton 
Industries, Inc. in September of 1970 and 
that he is now employed as executive vice 
president of Sun Chemical Corporation in 
New York City. 

THOMAS J. COONAN III is located in 
Illinois where he is a general marketing 
representative in the Plastics Department for 
E. I. duPont deNemours & Company, Inc. 
He is a resident of Northbrook. . . JOHN R. 
HUNTER has been promoted to the posi- 
tion of Engineering Director at the Electric 
Boat Division of General Dynamics Corpora- 
tion in Groton, Connecticut. . . ROBERT E. 
MILLER, JR. is Transmission and Distribu- 
tion Superintendent at Connecticut Light 
and Power Company of Hartford, Con- 
necticut and is a resident of Southington, 
Connecticut. . .JOHN A. SNYDER is with 
the Union Carbide Corporation Plastics 
Products Division in New York City and is 
Market Manager of Wire and Cable Mate- 
rials. .. We have just learned that SMIL 
RUHMAN, now at the Weizmann Institute 
of Science in Israel, was awarded the Roths- 
child Prize last year for his work on the 
design and construction of the "Golem" 
computer. The Rothschild Prize is regarded 
in Israel as equivalent to a Nobel Prize. 

ROBERT W. COOK is branch manager 
at Gould Inc., Brush Division. . . 
RAYMOND J. REMILLARD is now with 
Teledyne Semiconductor in Mountain View, 
Calif. 

1950 

ROBERT B. ALLEN has been appoint- 
ed Director of engineering at New Hamp- 
shire Ball Bearing Co. .. WALTER R. 
ANDERSON is president of Leisure-Rama, 
Inc., in Dover, N.H. . . CARL E. JOHANS- 
SON is campaign manager for James Havi- 
land II, Republican candidate for the Con- 
necticut legislature. Haviland cited Johans- 
son's background and knowledge of prob- 
lem areas in choosing him. . . KURT A. 
SCHNEIDER writes that since last November 
he has been assigned by Sikorsky Aircraft 
to Siebel in Donauworth, West Germany, 
during the co-production by the two firms 
of the CH 53G helicopter. He and his family 
have enjoyed living in the historic city of 
Augsburg, located in the scenic region of 
Bavaria. 

STANLEY FRIEDMAN is President of 
Spaulding Fibre Company and a Group Vice 
President of Monogram Industries, Inc. of 
Tonawanda, New York. He is a resident of 
Williamsville, New York. . . FRANK W. 
PEASE, formerly with American Cyanamid 



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Company is now with Stauffer Chemical 
Company as Manager of Purchasing for their 
Corporate Engineering Department located 
in Dobbs Ferry, New York. ..ANDRE 
JEAN TASSO reports that he is residing in 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada and is self em- 
ployed as a Consultant in the fields of 
Information Engineering and Communi- 
cations. 

1951 

LOUIS G. DELSIGNORE is a Program 
Development Engineer with the U.S. Air 
Force at Pease AFB, New Hampshire and a 
resident of Dover, New Hampshire. . . 
WALTER B. DENNEN, JR. has been named 
Manager, News and Information for RCA 
Solid State Division with headquarters in 
Somerville, New Jersey. Walter is also Chair- 
man of the WPI Alumni Association's 
Journal and Publications Committee. . . 
DONALD A. KNOWLTON of Rockport, 
Massachusetts has been appointed president 
of Sprague Industries, Inc., in Boston. 
Sprague is a Boston based Real Estate 
Development and Construction Com- 
pany. . . DEWEY R. LUND is New England 
District Sales Manager of Duriron Co., Inc. 
with headquarters in Needham, Massa- 
chusetts. He is a resident of Sudbury, 
Massachusetts. WALTER R. ANDERSON is 
president of Leisure-Rama, Inc. of Dover, 
New Hampshire and is a resident of York 
Beach, Maine. 

1952 

BRUCE S. CAMPBELL is employed in 
Mt. Storm, West Virginia by Stone & Webster 
Engineering Corporation as an Assist- 
ant Superintendent of Construction. He is a 
resident of Oakland, Maryland. . . Motorola 
Inc. has appointed RICHARD C. 
GILLETTE Manager of Special Systems for 
Motorola's Applied Systems Unit in Wash- 
ington, D.C. . . ROLAND R. ST. LOUIS is 
located in Groton, Connecticut where he is 
employed by Charles Pfizer & Company as 
Senior Supervisor of Chemical Products. . . 
We have learned that F. PATTERSON 
SMITH is Supervisory Engineer for Narco 
Scientific, Inc. of Fort Washington, Pennsyl- 
vania. He is a resident of Dresher, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Married - GORDON C. WILLARD to 
Miss Alice Corbley Kern, of Richmond, 
Virginia, on February 20, 1971. GORDON 
is Director of International Procurement for 
the Polaroid Corporation in Waltham, Mass. 
and the couple is residing in Waltham. 

1953 

DR. ARNOLD ALLENTUCH is a Pro- 
fessor of Mechanical Engineering at Newark 
College of Engineering in Newark, New 
Jersey. He resides in Huntington, New 
York. . .WILLIAM M. WALSH has joined 
Tyrol & Wethey Company, Inc., of Glaston- 
bury, Connecticut. The Company is in- 



volved in building and development. Prior to 
joining the Corporation he was with United 
Aircraft Corporation for fifteen years, most 
recently as Supervisor of Professional and 
Technical Recruitment for the Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft Division. . . Kelly Spring- 
field Tire Company has appointed 
THEODORE C. FRITZ JR. to the position 
of Section Manager Tire Design. Ted is 
located in Cumberland, Maryland. 

1954 

DUDLEY REDDEN is presently vice 
president of Property Line Surveys and a 
member of the board of directors of Scho- 
field Brothers, Inc., Land Surveyors and 
Civil Engineers of Framingham, Massa- 
chusetts. .. RICHARD H. WHEELOCK is 
Vice President of Marketing for the Elgar 
Corporation, San Diego, California. . . New 
York Telephone Company employs ROY H. 
WISE as a Special Representative in their 
Sales Department. Roy is a resident of 
Denville, New Jersey. DR. RICHARD E. 
GILBERT is at the University of Nebraska 
in Lincoln where he is a professor of 
Chemical Engineering. . . GILBERT K. 
NERSESIAN is with the Army Corps of 
Engineers in New York City where he is 
Chief of the Beach Erosion & Hurricane 
Section. 

1955 

HENRY F. SPADONI, JR. is a resident 
of West Springfield, Massachusetts and is 
President of Customer Savings Corporation 
in West Springfield. . . Army Lt. Col DEAN 
M. CARLSON is located at Ft. Holabird, 
Maryland where he is Director, Military 
Intelligence Presentation Team. .. Sanders 
Associates Inc. of Nashua, New Hampshire 
employs WILFRID G. DUDEVOIR as a 
Senior Engineer. 

1956 

GUY W. NICHOLS, JR., SIM has been 
promoted to President of the New England 
Electric System. Guy is a resident of Need- 
ham Heights, Mass. . . JOSEPH F. 
PAPARELLA is assistant secretary of The 
Foxboro Company and manager of its cor- 
porate legal department. He joined Foxboro 
in 1963 and is a resident of Holliston. . . 
ROBERT C. SKELTON recently received a 
Masters Degree from George Washington 
University and is currently in the U.S. 
Army, stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. . . 
Norton Company employs ROY F. STONE 
in Worcester as a Data Processing Con- 
sultant. 

1957 

RICHARD R. ASHBAUGH is a Project 
Engineer with AURA, Inc. of Tucson, 
Arizona. . . DAVID W. HOSKINSON, chief 
mechanical engineer of the United Illumi- 
nating Co., of New Haven, Connecticut has 



been appointed chairman of the conserva- 
tion project for the Quinipiac Council, Boy 
Scouts of America. . . Vulcan Materials 
Company of Baton Rouge, La. employs 
JOHN J. KELLY, JR. as their Production 
Superintendent. .. ALBERT G. LANGILL 
reports that he is self employed and is a 
resident of Oxford, Maine. . . Shell Oil Com- 
pany employs ARTHUR R. LAROCQUE as 
a District Manager in Southfield, Michigan 
and Art is a resident of Troy, Michigan. . . 
THEODORE F. ROE, MS is an Associate 
Electrical Engineer at Cornell Aeronautical 
Labs, Inc. in Buffalo, New York. . . Vice 
President and General Manager of the Metal- 
lurgical Products Division of the Bundy 
Corporation in Warren, Michigan is 
RICHARD M. SILVEN. . .JAMES R. 
CLARKE III is a Project Engineer with 
Carus Chemical Company, Inc. in LaSalle, 
Illinois. 

1958 

PHILIP M. FRENCH, JR. is a Chief 
Product Engineer in the Avionics Lab of the 
U.S. Army's Electronics Command at Fort 
Monmouth, New Jersey. . . New England 
Telephone Company employs THAYER A. 
FRENCH as a Commercial Staff Supervisor. 
He is a resident of Merrimack, New Hamp- 
shire. . . Another member of the Class who 
is located at Fort Monmouth is DR. LARRY 
DWORKIN who is an Electrical Engineer in 
the Communications-Automatic Data Proc- 
essing Laboratory and who was recently 
awarded a patent for "Pulse Code Modula- 
tion Terminal with Improved Synchronizing 
Circuitry.". . . West Penn Power Company 
has announced that DONALD B. HAY- 
WARD has been named engineering super- 
visor of their Lincoln Division. Don is a 
resident of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. . . 
HARVEY A. BERGER is a Marketing Man- 
ager in Foster City, California. 

1959 

DAVID L. BACKLIN of Shelburne 
Falls, Massachusetts has been appointed 
senior supervisor for secondary education 
for the Worcester regional office of the 
Massachusetts State Department of Educa- 
tion. Dave was formerly a teacher and 
adminstrator at Mohawk Regional School in 
Shelburne Falls. . . RICHARD N. GUSTAF- 
SON has been promoted to senior engineer 
manager at IBM's Systems Development 
Division's Poughkeepsie (New York) Labo- 
ratory. He has been employed by IBM since 
has graduation from WPI... A recent re- 
cipient of a Master of Engineering degree 
from Penn. State University is WILLIAM U. 
PURSELL, JR. Bill is a resident of Ashe- 
ville. North Carolina where he is employed 
by SKF Industries, Inc. as an engineering 
manager. . . ROBERT F. STRACHAN is an 
Underwriting Manager for Kemper Insur- 
ance Company in New York City and is a 



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resident of Old Greenwich, Connecticut. . . 
GEZA C. ZIEGLER is a resident of Stam- 
ford, Connecticut where he is employed as a 
senior electrical engineer by CBS Labora- 
tories. 

1960 

GEORGE H. HETLEY, JR., MS is a 
Principle Development Engineer for Honey- 
well Inc. at their Radiation Center in Lex- 
ington, Massachusetts. . . SANG Kl LEE is 
now self-employed as a Counsellor at Law 
and is located in New York City. Sang is 
President of the Northern New Jersey Chap- 
ter of the WPI Alumni Association. . . 
STEPHEN LEVY is a physicist at U.S. 
Army's Electronics Lab at Fort Monmouth, 
New Jersey. Steve is also Chairman of the 
Deal Lake (New Jersey) Research Com- 
mittee of Citizens Against Water Pollution. 
Steve is a resident of Asbury Park, New 
Jersey. . . BRUCE E. SCHOPPE, who re- 
ceived a MBA degree from Western New 
England College in 1970, is Manufacturing 
Superintendent at Monsanto Company in 
Springfield, Mass. Bruce is a resident of 
Wilbraham, Massachusetts. . . RCA employs 
BERNARD J. SEASTROM as an Engineer 
at their Computer Systems Center in Marl- 
borough, Massachusetts. . . A Senior Electri- 
cal Engineer for Raytheon Company is H. 
DAVID SUTTON. Dave is a resident of 
Newington, New Jersey. . . An Assistant 
Vice President of Bankers Trust Interna- 
tional, Ltd. of London, England is DAVID 
J. WELCH. . . SI M. KIM is a Design Section 
Engineer in the Solid State Division of the 
RCA Corporation in Somerville, New 
Jersey. . . Hooker Chemical Corporation of 
Burlington, New Jersey employs ALEX- 
ANDER J. KOWALEWSKI as a Process 
Engineer. . . Army Maj. LEONARD S. 
STRZELECKI is located in Long Beach, 
California where he is a Senior Advisor with 
the Long Beach Army Reserve. 



1961 

DR. NORMAN F. BOLYEA is a mem- 
ber of the Engineering Faculty of RPI in 
Troy, New York and he also serves as an 
adjunct professor at Union College in Sche- 
nectady. . . BRADLEY E. HOSMER is em- 
ployed by Marketing Action Group, Inc. of 
Fairfield, Connecticut. Brad is a resident of 
Washington Depot, Connecticut and serves 
the WPI Alumni Association as one of its 
Vice Presidents. . . RAYMOND P. REC is a 
Technical Staff Engineer at the Newport 
News Shipbuilding Division of the Tenneco 
Corporation in Newport News, Virginia. . . 
ROBERT F. SCHUESSLER is in Los An- 
geles, California where he is a resident 
manager for the Fortifiber Corporation. Bob 
is a resident of Lakewood, California. . . 
EDWARD R. DESPLAINES is located in 
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania where he is As- 
sistant to the Chief Engineer of Inter- 



national Boiler Works. . . DR. GORDON M. 
PARKER is a Senior Research Associate 
with PPG Industries of Springdale, Pennsyl- 
vania. . . KENNETH L. TEBO is a Systems 
Project Engineer for Hobbs Manufacturing 
Company in Worcester. . . RIMAS A. 
ZINAS writes: "I am still employed at 
Homer Research Labs, of Bethlehem Steel 
Corporation, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Re- 
cently, I was promoted to Supervisor, Con- 
trol Computer Applications Group. The 
family now consists of my wife, Natalie, and 
two sturdy offspring, Audrey, 5 1 /2 and 
Vincent 4. 

1962 

Married: BRADFORD J. BOOKER to 
Miss Ellen Elizabeth Risley of Fairfield, 
Connecticut on February 27, 1971. Brad is 
an Engineer with Hamilton Standard, a 
division of United Aircraft Corporation, in 
Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The couple is 
residing in Windsor Locks. 

Born: Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE H. FORS- 
BERG, a son on October 4, 1970. The 
Forsbergs reside in Pensacola, Florida where 
George is a Senior Engineer in Process 
Development with the Monsanto Company. 

JOEL N. FREEDMAN recently received 
a MBA degree from Boston University. Joel 
is a member of the Technical Staff of the 
Mitre Corporation of Bedford, Massa- 
chusetts and is residing in Waltham. . . The 
Business Systems Markets Division of East- 
man Kodak Company recently announced 
that they have appointed KENNETH J. 
LaLIBERTE to a position as a Regional 
Photographic Specialist serving Kodak cus- 
tomers in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Detroit and Pittsburgh. Ken has been with 
Kodak since 1964. .. DR. JOHN E. 
LUKENS is self-employed as a consultant in 
Jamestown, Rhode Island. . . BERNARD J. 
MEISTER is a Research Engineer with the 
Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michi- 
gan. . . Friendly Ice Cream Corporation of 
North Wilbraham, Massachusetts employs 
BRYCE A. NORWOOD as a planning engi- 
neer. He is a resident of Hampden. . . 
ROBERT P. WILDER has been promoted to 
Marketing Manager of the Data Processing 
Division of the IBM Corporation in Port- 
land, Maine. Bob was formerly with IBM in 
Washington, D.C. and has now moved to 
Cape Elizabeth, Maine. 

ROBERT J. BAGDIS is an Electrical 
Engineer with the Norton Company of 
Worcester. . . RONALD C. GAGNE is Sys- 
tems Engineer with the General Electric 
Company in Binghamton, New York and he 
resides in Vestal, New York. . . Wiltek Inc. 
of Wilton, Connecticut, a manufacturer of 
data communications equipment, has pro- 
moted F. SPENCER POOLEY, JR. to the 
position of vice president, Research and 
Development. Mr. Pooley joined Wiltek two 
years ago and before that was a member of 



the Technical Staff of Bell Telephone Labs 
at Whippany, New Jersey. 

1963 

Married: CHARLES M. BECK II to Miss 
Charlotte A. Hastings of Topeka, Kansas on 
September 7, 1968. Charlie reports that he 
is an analytical chemist with the Depart- 
ment of Water Resources of the State of 
Maryland and that he resides in Annapolis, 
Maryland. The couple has one son John 
Charles born on October 6, 1969. . . 
ROBERT S. MAGNANT to Miss Rosemary 
Sullivan of Lowell, Massachusetts on Janu- 
ary 2, 1971. The couple is residing in 
Teheran, Iran where Mr. Magnant is on 
assignment as Senior Engineer for the 
United States Army STRATCOM Field 
Office. 

Born: Mr. and Mrs. JOHN H. 
GEFFKEN, their first child, a daughter on 
October 19, 1970. John is a Project Engi- 
neer in the Materials Handling Systems 
Group of the Westinghouse Electrical Cor- 
poration in Buffalo. He is President of the 
Niagara Peninsula Chapter of the Alumni 
Association and the couple resides in Wil- 
liamsville. New York. . . DR. and Mrs. 
HARRY A. HOYEN, JR., a son, Andrew 
Thomas, on November 5, 1970. Harry is not 
only a doctor of Engineering but also a 
"medical" doctor as he delivered the baby 
at home. Aside from delivering babies, 
Harry is a Senior Research Scientist with the 
Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, 
New York. 

THOMAS M. DONEGAN is Financial 
Analyst with Trans World Airlines, Inc. and 
is located in New York City. . . Corning 
Glass Works has announced that RICHARD 
A. GARVAIS has been appointed Plant 
Manufacturing Engineer at Coming's Green- 
ville, Ohio Plant. Rick joined Corning in 
1967 as a Process Engineer and since 1968 
has been Supervisor of Process Engineering 
in Corning, New York. . . ALLEN H. 
HOFFMAN, who is an Assistant Professor 
of Mechanical Engineering at WPI, received 
his PhD from the University of Colorado on 
December 21 , 1970. Al also continues to be 
active athletically and was a participant in 
the 1971 running of the Boston Mara- 
thon. . .TIMOTHY M. SHEA is a planning 
Engineer with Westinghouse Electric Inter- 
national, a Division of Westinghouse Electric 
Corporation of New York City. 

DR. KENNETH C. BENTON is a Group 
Leader with CPC International. Inc., of 
Argo, Illinois. . . PETER A. BIZZIGOTTI is 
an Assistant Bridge Engineer with the State 
of California, Division of Highways and is 
presently residing in Del Mar, California. . . 
MARCEL H. CLAVIEN is Sales Manager for 
Taft Electrosystems Inc., Metuchen, New 
Jersey. .. JOSEPH R. deBEAUMONT is 
with the IBM Corporation in San Jose, 
California as a Senior Associate Engineer. . . 
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CHARLES D. EALAND who is a Flight 
Instructor with Sawyer Aviation. . . DR. 
DANIEL J. PENDER is now located in 
Gardner, Massachusetts and is associated 
with Heywood Memorial Hospital there. . . 
ALAN E. SCHERER reports that he was 
recently assigned as the Reactor Engineering 
Project Engineer for the Fort Calhoun Nu- 
clear Power Plant in Omaha, Nebraska. He is 
employed by Combustion Engineering Inc. 
of Windsor, Connecticut. 

1964 

DR. BRUCE S. MACCABEE reports 
that he received a PhD from American 
University in August 1970. .. ERNEST B. 
MERCER, JR. is an Electronic Engineer 
with the Federal Aviation Administration in 
Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is a resident 
of Northfield, New Jersey. . . MARIO M. 
TAMA, JR. is located in Vermont where he 
is an Engineer with Poma Aerial Tramways, 
Inc. of Woodstock, Vermont and is a resi- 
dent of North Pomfret, Vermont. . . CARL 
M. YOUNGMAN was recently honored by 
being selected Manager of the Year for the 
Boston area of the Boston Chapter, Society 
for the Advancement of Management. Carl 
is employed by Honeywell, Inc. of Newton 
as Director of Planning and Development, 
Division of Field Engineering. . . 

Married: THOMAS J. MODZELEWSKI 
to Miss Arlene Frances Flynn of Yonkers, 
New York on April 17, 1971. Tom is a 
resident engineer with Leeds & Northrup 
Co. and is currently located in Louisville, 
Kentucky. 

Married: DENNIS W. BALOG to Miss 
Sally A. Lampropoulos of Ipswich, Massa- 
chusetts on May 7, 1971 . Dennis is Manager 
of the lamp development engineering de- 
partment of Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. 
of Salem, Massachusetts. The couple is 
residing in North Andover, Massachusetts. 

ROBERT B. BRIDGMAN, who is em- 
ployed as an engineer by the Boeing Com- 
pany of Seattle, Washington, is a resident of 
Kent, Washington. . . Maryland is the loca- 
tion of DR. WARREN J. ERESIAN, JR. He 
is a physicist in the Applied Physics Lab. of 
John Hopkins University in Silver Spring, 
Maryland and he is a resident of Glenelg, 
Maryland. . . DONALD A. GHIZ has left the 
Agrico Chemical Company of Carteret, New 
Jersey and is now employed as a Chemical 
Plant Superintendent with the National 
Lead Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . 
RICHARD H. RYCZEK was recently certi- 
fied as a Professional Engineer in the State 
of New York. Dick is employed by the 
Niagara Mohawk Power Company in Albany 
and is a resident of Niskayuna, New 
York. . . STANLEY SZYMANSKI continues 
to be employed as a Sales Engineer for 
Hooker Chemical Corporation and is resid- 
ing in Golden Valley, Minnesota. . . PAUL 
B. WATSON wrote in May that he had been 
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Air Force and that he was rated as an 
instructor pilot on the C-141 jet transport. 
He is based at Dover Air Force Base, Dover, 
Delaware. 

1965 

Married: HAROLD R. CONNELL to 
Miss Maxine Ann Ashley of Swansea on 
April 17, 1971. Harold is a member of the 
Planning Board of the Town of Fall River, 
Massachusetts where the couple also resides. 

Married: JOHN T. HART to Miss 
Andrea S. Holland of Waltham, Massa- 
chusetts on March 27, 1971. Mr. and Mrs. 
Hart are both employed by the Medical 
Electronics Division of the Hewlett Packard 
Company in Waltham, Massachusetts and 
they are residing in Burlington, Massa- 
chusetts. 

Born: Mr. and Mrs. HENRY J. 
SKONIECZNY, a son, Stephen Paul, on 
October 15, 1970. Mr. Skonieczny, who 
received a MS degree in Mechanical Engi- 
neering from RPI in 1968, is a Senior Test 
Engineer at the Fafnir Bearing Company in 
New Britain, Connecticut. The couple re- 
sides in Plainville, Connecticut. 

Born: Mr. and Mrs. PHILIP I. 
BACHELDER, their third son in July of 
1970. Phil reports that he's working part- 
time toward a master's degree in Manage- 
ment Science at RPI and that he was was 
promoted to Manager of Process Develop- 
ment Engineering at Scott Graphics, Inc. of 
Holyoke, Massachusetts. 

ROBERT W. ASPLUND is a senior 
electronic engineer with the Sylvania Divi- 
sion of General Telephone and Electronics 
in Muncy, Pennsylvania. Bob is a resident of 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania. . . The Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, Department of 
Mental Health employs JAMES B. CALVIN 
as a Special Service Assistant. Jim is a 
resident of Plymouth, Massachusetts. . . 
Hamilton Standard Division of United Air- 
craft Corporation employs GEORGE W. 
CORDES, JR. as a development engineer in 
Windsor Locks, Connecticut. George is a 
resident of Westfield, Massachusetts. . . 
ALBERT L. GIANNOTTI, JR. is a planning 
analyst with the Babcock and Wilcox Com- 
pany in Barberton, Ohio. Al is a resident of 
Canton, Ohio and is a recent recipient of a 
MBA degree from the State University of 
New York at Buffalo. . . MORDECAI GUT- 
MAN has received his discharge from US Air 
Force and is now employed in Allen Park, 
Michigan as a Production Supervisor in the 
Packaging Area of Frito-Lay Inc. He is a 
resident of Southfield, Michigan. . . DR. 
DONALD L. KERR reports that he is 
employed in the Research Laboratories of 
the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester 
since the fall of 1969 and that the couple's 
first child, a daughter, Elizabeth Gail was 
born on December 22, 1969. . . Bell Tele- 
phone Labs continues to employ HARRY 
A. MILDONIAN, JR. as a member of 



technical staff and Harry is now located in 
North Andover, Massachusetts. . . Agrico 
Chemical Company, division of Continental 
Oil Company of Carteret, New Jersey, con- 
tinues to employ WPI graduate as their plant 
manager. JAMES F. MILLS has succeeded 
DONALD GHIZ in that position. He is a 
resident of Woodbridge, New Jersey. . . 
RICHARD M. MURPHY, who is an Esti- 
mator for the Granger Contracting Com- 
pany, Inc. of Worcester, is now a resident of 
Paxton, Massachusetts. . . After receiving a 
master's degree in Physics from North- 
eastern University in 1970, S. EDWARD 
NEISTER has moved to Wickenburg, Ari- 
zona where he is President of Phase-R 
Corporation. . . JAMES B. NYSTROM has 
received a PhD degree in Mechanical Engi- 
neering from WPI. .. Providence, Rhode 
Island is the business location of VIJAY D. 
SHETH where he is employed by the 
General Electric Company. Mr. Sheth is a 
resident of Newtonville, Mass. . . DR. WIL- 
LIAM P. ZERONSA, who has received both 
a Master's and a Phd degree from the 
University of Massachusetts, is a staff re- 
searcher for Charles Pfizer, Inc. in Groton, 
Connecticut. He is a resident of Quaker Hill, 
Connecticut. 

RICHARD N. BROWN is an Engineer 
with the Naval Underwater System Center 
at Newport, Rhode Island. . . CHARLES H. 
DUFOUR was recently promoted to the 
position of Assistant to the Chief Mechani- 
cal Engineer for the Cottrell Company, 
Westerly, Rhode Island. .. WILLIAM F. 
HINES, JR. writes that he graduated from 
Wharton Graduate School of the University 
of Pennsylvania with an MBA in 1970 and 
that since then he's been working with E. I. 
dePont deNemours & Company, Inc. in 
Wilmington, Delaware as a Technical Rep- 
resentative. .. JOHN F. KELLEY III is 
back in his home state of Maine where he is 
an Estimator-Project Engineer with Stewart 
& Williams, Inc. of Augusta, Maine. . . An- 
other member of the class with E.l.duPont 
& deNemours & Company, Inc. is JOHN R. 
LEWIS. He is a Research Chemist in Phila- 
delphia. . . RICHARD W. REYNOLDS is in 
Hawaii where he is at the University of 
Hawaii as a student in the Department of 
Oceanography. . . RICHARD K. SEAVER 
is a Senior Experimental Engineer with the 
Hamilton Standard Division of the United 
Aircraft Corporation in Windsor Locks, 
Connecticut. 

1966 

Army 1st Lt. PHILIP S. BLACKMAN is 
currently stationed at Fort Riley, Kan- 
sas. .. GARNER W. DUVALL, JR. is a 
Mechanical Engineer in the Design and 
Construction Division of the General Serv- 
ices Administration, Washington, 
D.C. . . DONALD P. GIVENS has received a 
masters degree from the University of Mas- 
sachusetts and has accepted a position with 
Envirotech Corporation of Brisbane, Califor- 



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nia... . DR. MALCOLM A. MacGREGOR 
has received a PhD degree from the Univer- 
sity of Connecticut and is presently a 
Research Associate in the Department of 
Chemistry at the University of Chicago. . . 
ERROLD F. MOODY, JR. is in El Monte, 
California where he is a Quality Control 
Engineer with Ameron. He is a resident of 
Pasadena. . . JOHN A. STOCKHAUS has re- 
turned to WPI where he is a graduate 
student in the Civil Engineering Dept. under 
a U.S. Army Grant. 



1966 

DENNIS E. APPLEYARD has received a 
master of science degree in Electrical Engi- 
neering from the University of Colora- 
do. . . H. JOHN BRALEY is a Lt. in the 
United States Air Force and is stationed 
with the Military Airlift Command at Scott 
Air Force Base, Illinois. Last spring he was 
selected as Junior Officer of the Month for 
services with the air command's manage- 
ment office. . . Raytheon Company employs 
JEFFREY S. CHEYNE as a Logic Design 
Engineer in Sudbury, Mass. Jeff is a resident 
of Mansfield, Mass. . . Located out on the 
beautiful coast of California is Naval Lt. 
JAMES A. COCCI. Jim is stationed at the 
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Mon- 
terey, California. . . General Electric Com- 
pany employs WILLIAM V. COLLENTRO 
as a Chemical Engineer at their Knolls 
Atomic Power Lab in Windsor, Connecticut. 
Bill is a resident of Bloomfield, Connecti- 
cut. . . Air Force Capt. ROBERT B. 
DOLAN is stationed at Wright-Patterson 
AFB, Ohio. . . DR. RONALD D. FINN, who 
received a PhD degree from Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute in 1970, is a Research 
Associate with the U.S. Government Atomic 
Energy Commission, Brookhaven National 
Laboratory, in Upton, Long Island, New 
York. . . PETER GRAY IV is an Assistant 
Engineer with the N.Y. Telephone Company 
and works and resides in Poughkeepsie, New 
York. . . IZUMI IKETANI, MS, is an In- 
formation Officer of Civil Engineering with 
the Japan Information Center of Science 
and Technology, Tokyo, Japan where he 
also resides. . . James Hunter Machine Com- 
pany of North Adams, Massachusetts em- 
ploys DAVID L. JORCZAK, MS, as a 
Project Engineer. .. JOHN J. LENART is 
residing in Reston, Virginia, and is a Pro- 
grammer and Data Analyst with the U.S. 
Coast Guard, National Oceanic & Atmos- 
pheric Administration, Test & Evaluation 
Lab in Sterling, Virginia. . . We have learned 
that CHING SOO LIU, MS, continues to be 
employed by the Charles T. Main Company, 
Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts as a Structural 
Engineer. .. RICHARD B. NELSON is a 
graduate student at the University of Okla- 
homa and at the same time is self-employed 
as a Petroleum Field Engineer . . . South 



Bend, Indiana is the new location of PAUL F. 
PETERSON, where he is a senior systems 
programmer with Associate Mkt. & Computer 
Services Company, Inc. . . EARL A. SCOTT 
continues to be employed by the Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft Division of the United 
Aircraft Corporation in West Palm Beach, 
Florida, where he is a Senior Analytical 
Engineer. . . We have learned that Stone & 
Webster Engineering Corporation of Boston, 
Massachusetts employs LAURENCE E. 
SHEA as a Field Engineer and Larry is 
located in Oswego, New York. . . Norden 
Division of the United Aircraft Corporation 
employs CHARLES C. SLAMA as an engi- 
neer in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he is 
also a resident. . . JESSE R. STALKER, JR. 
is an Engineer in the Compounder Develop- 
ment Department of the Goodyear Tire & 
Rubber Company operation in Windsor, 
Vermont. Jesse resides in West Lebanon, 
New Hampshire. . . An Environmental Engi- 
neer with the Stone & Webster Engineering 
Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts, is 
LEONARD J. WECKEL. Lennie resides in 
Winchester, Massachusetts. . . ROBERT C. 
ZAHNKE is in the Syracuse, New York area 
where he is a Project Engineer with Allied 
Chemical Corporation in the Solvay Process 
Division. . . DONALD H. FOLEY recently 
received a PhD degree in Electrical Engi- 
neering from Syracuse University. 

1967 

CLINTON A. INGLEE is a Sales Engi- 
neer with the Torrington Company in Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania and he is a resident of 
Willingboro, New Jersey. . . Lt. RENE B. 
LAPIERRE is a Navigator in the U.S. Air 
Force and is stationed at Mather AFB, 
California. . . An Associate Scientist with 
the Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, 
Massachusetts is ROBERT H. LORING. . . 
Consolidated Edison of New York has 
named STEPHEN B. STATZ to a position as 
Project Engineer. Steve is a resident of 
Valley Stream, New York. 

Born: Mr. and Mrs. SUDHIR A. SHAH 
on January 8, 1970 a daughter, Julie. Mr. 
Shah is a Project Engineer with the James P. 
Purcell Associates of Hartford, Connecticut. 

MARCEL R. BENJAMIN, SIM, is Man- 
ager of Management Training and Develop- 
ment for the American Optical Company of 
Southbridge, Massachusetts. . . EARL D. 
BERRY, SIM, has been named Assistant 
Treasurer of Woodbury & Co., Inc. of 
Worcester. . . Loctite Corp. of Newington, 
Connecticut employs EDWARD J. BOT- 
WICK as a Process Development Engineer 
and he is a resident of West Hartford. . . 
Continuing his education at the University 
of Connecticut is ALAN C. BOULEY. Alan 
is a graduate research assistant in the De- 
partment of Physics. . . FRANCIS A. GAY 
is a member of the Technical Staff of Bell 
Telephone Labs in Naperville, Illinois. . . 



Back at WPI following his discharge from 
the service is RICHARD C. HOLLER. Dick 
is a graduate in the Computer Science 
Department. . . Another member of the 
class who is with the Bell Telephone Labs in 
Naperville, Illinois is ALAN H. MILLER. . . 
ROBERT D. RENN is an Industrial Engi- 
neer with the General Dynamics Corpora- 
tion in Quincy, Massachusetts. . . Another 
member of the class pursuing an advanced 
degree is KENNETH H. REX. Kennie is a 
student in the Physics Department at 
RPI. . . Army 1st Lt. THOMAS A. RICCHI 
received the Army's Bronze Star Medal in 
Vietnam on February 18. He received the 
award while assigned as commanding officer 
of the heavy cable construction detachment, 
U.S. Army Strategic Communications Com- 
mand near Phu Bai, Vietnam. Prior to 
entering the Service Tom was with the 
General Electric Company. . . An instructor 
in the Business Division at Mt. Wachusett 
Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts 
is RAYMOND C. ROGERS. Ray resides in 
Winchendon, Massachusetts. . . Northeast 
Utilities Service Company of Meriden, Con- 
necticut employs PETER G. SHANLEY as 
an Assistant Engineer in the Mechanical & 
Nuclear Engineering Department. He is As- 
sistant Project Engineer on the company's 
largest nuclear power plant, Millstone Unit 
No. 2. ..CHARLES M. WOJEWODA is 
with the Monsanto Chemical Corporation in 
Springfield, Massachusetts as a Process Engi- 
neer. Charlie is residing in Ludlow, Massa- 
chusetts. 

1968 

Married: JOHN H. HOLMES to Miss 
Margaret Chang, of Saugus, Mass., on April 
18, 1970. Jack is a teacher at Eastern Jr. 
High School, in Lynn, Mass. and is a 
resident of Concord, Mass. . . JOHN J. 
KRASKA, JR. to Miss Christine L. 
Hryniewicz, of Millbury, Mass., on October 
11, 1970. John is Manager of Kraska Cor- 
poration, of Worcester, and the couple is 
residing in Worcester. . . MICHAEL T. 
NOWAK to Miss Sheila M. Clark, of New 
Haven, Connecticut, on February 20, 1971. 

Born: to Lt. and Mrs. DANIEL C. 
CREAMER, a daughter Jennifer Anne, on 
October 18, 1970. Lt. CREAMER is a 
Guided Missile Maintenance Officer with the 
U.S. Army and is stationed in Giessen, 
Germany. 

Army First Lieutenant ROBERT E. 
ANDERSON is stationed in Sinop, Turkey. 
Bob recently received the Army's Merito- 
rious Service Medal for "exceptionally meri- 
torious service as commanding officer of the 
U.S. Logistics Group, 169th Detachment 
near Sinop, Turkey.". . . ALAN R. BERG is 
a member of the U.S. Air Force and is 
stationed in Manila, Philippines. . . GALO 
O. CASCANTE-LOPEZ, MS, is located in 
Quito, Ecuador, South America where he is 
employed in the Integration Division of the 



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Industrial Development Center. . . 

EDWARD M. CHAUSZ continues to be 
employed by E. I. duPont de Nemours & 
Company, Inc. and is presently located in 
Deepwater, New Jersey. . . KENNETH A. 
CRAWFORD is employed in Circuit Design 
by the Cogar Corp. of Wappingers Falls, 
New York where he is also a resident. . . 
ERIC K. DURLING has been promoted to 
the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army. . . 
FEREYDOON FAMILY is back in Worces- 
ter where he is a graduate student at Clark 
University. . . Army Captain ROBERT J. 
GALLO recently completed an engineer 
officer construction planning course at Fort 
Belvoir, Virginia and is slated for a tour of 
duty in Vietnam. . . Raytheon Company of 
Waltham, Mass. employs MICHAEL T. 
GLYNN as a Quality Control Engineer. 
Mike lives in Watertown, Mass. . . DAVID H. 
HALL is Activity Civil Engineer with the 
U.S. Naval Reserve Public Works Center in 
Pensacola, Florida. . . DAVID A. HOPKIN- 
SON is working in Indian Orchard, Mass. as 
a Research Engineer with the Monsanto 
Company. 

ROBERT V. GENEREUX is a Sales 
Services Engineer with AMF, CUNO Divi- 
sion of Meriden, Conn. Vinney resides in 
New Britain. . . CHARLES D. KONOPKA is 
an instructor in the Math Department at the 
University of Hartford, Connecticut. . . 
JOHN J. KORZICK is a Field Engineer with 
Cincinnati Milacron in Arlington Heights, 
Illinois. . . JOSEPH C. NAPPI is a graduate 
student at RPI at Troy, New York. . . 
SCOTT W. RAMSAY has been named As- 
sistant Power Engineer at the United Illumi- 
nating Company in New Haven, Connecti- 
cut. .. DANIEL R. ROY continues to be 
employed by the General Electric Company 
of Lynn, Massachusetts and is presently a 
Product Design Engineer. . . Engineer with 
E. I. DuPont deNemours & Company in 
Wilmington, Delware is STEPHEN C. 
SCHWARM. . . GREGORY H. SOVAS is 
currently on a leave of absence from the 
New York State Department of Environ- 
mental Conservation while he is a graduate 
student at the University of Massachusetts. 
He expects to receive his MS degree in 
Environmental Engineering in September, 
1971. . . LEO T. SPRECHER is a computer 
analyst with the Computer Sciences Corpo- 
ration of Moorestown, New Jersey. 

Born: Mr. and Mrs. JOHN H. McCABE, 
a son, Jason Roe on April 29, 1971 . Jack is 
now employed by Hammond Plastics, Inc. 
of Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Married: DAVID J. GUMBLEY to Miss 
Mary E. Harold of Milford, Connecticut on 
May 1, 1971. Dave is employed by the 
Campennella Corporation of Warwick, 
Rhode Island. . . CHARLES T. KLEMAN 
has received an MS degree in Physics from 
Michigan State University and is employed 
by the U.S. Government at the Naval 
Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren, Virgin- 

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ia... RAYMOND C. LUNDGREN, JR. is 
Vice President & Superintendent of The 
Henley-Lundgren Company of Shrewsbury, 
Massachusetts. Ray is currently residing in 
Buzzards Bay, Mass. .. WILLIAM J. 
MCCARTHY is an Actuarial Associate at 
State Mutual Life Assurance Company of 
America, in Worcester. .. JOHN E. MER- 
RITT is a PFC in the U.S. Army. . . 
DOUGLAS A. MURRAY is a Microwave 
Design Engineer for the Raytheon Com- 
pany's Missile Systems Division, in Andover, 
Massachusetts. . . Becton, Dickinson & Com- 
pany of East Rutherford, New Jersey em- 
ploys FRANCIS J. POSSELT, JR. as an 
Engineer. .. RICHARD H. SEYMOUR is 
Chief Engineer at the Presmet Corporation 
of Worcester, Massachusetts and he is a 
resident of Charlton, Massachusetts. 

PAUL F. STASKO is a General Engineer 
at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Ports- 
mouth, New Hampshire. 



1969 

Married: STEPHEN D. COPE, JR. to 
Miss Geraldine A. Hanney of Palmer, Massa- 
chusetts on January 16, 1971. Steve is 
employed as a Field Supervisor by the 
General Electric Company and is presently 
awaiting an overseas assignment. The couple 
is making their home in Sunbury, Pennsyl- 
vania. . . Air Force Lieutenant DOUGLAS 
A. NELSON to Miss Marilea G. Robbins, of 
Milford, on February 27, 1971. Doug is a 
pilot in the Air Force and is currently 
stationed at George Air Force Base, 
California. 

ALFRED A. ALICANDRO SIM is Presi- 
dent of Entec Plastic & Engineering Corpo- 
ration of Leominster, Massachusetts. . . 
Army 1st Lt. FRANCIS P. ARCHAM- 
BEAULT is currently stationed in Vietnam. 
On March 15 Lieutenant Archambeault re- 
ceived his second award of the Army Com- 
mendation Medal. . . Port Arthur, Texas is 
the location of JOSEPH E. FITZGERALD, 
JR. Joe is an Environmental Engineer with 
the Gulf Oil Company. .. CHARLES E. 
FORD, JR. is employed in Field Service 
work with the Bailey Meter Company and is 
presently residing in Euclid, Ohio. . . 
JAMES T. HEINRICH is a Field Engineer 
with the Elliott Company in Chicago, Illi- 
nois. . . DAVID E. JERVIS is an Electrical 
Engineer for the Raytheon Company in 
Wayland, Mass. and is a resident of Framing- 
ham, Massachusetts. .. CHARLES A. 
KALAUSKAS is presently serving with the 
U.S. Army at Fort Stewart, Georgia while 
waiting for an assignment to Vietnam. . . 
Another of the class in the Army is MARK 
H. LePAIN. He is currently stationed at 
Fort Bliss, Texas. He entered the Army in 
October, 1970. ..A graduate student at 
MIT is RICHARD H. McCUE, JR. . . Alan 
M. Voorhees & Associates of McLean, Vir- 
ginia Employs EDWARD A. MIERZEJEW- 



SKI as an Engineer/Planner. Ed recently 
received a master's degree from MIT and he 
is presently living in Alexandria, Virginia. . . 
Stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, with 
the U.S. Army is ROGER W. MILES... 
Xerox Corporation employs JAMES B. 
MYERS as an Associate Engineer in Web- 
ster, N.Y. . . JAMES V. ROSSI is presently 
employed in Florida by the Pratt & Whitney 
Aircraft Division, UAC Corporation, at their 
Florida Research and Development Center 
in West Palm Beach. He is a Facility Design 
Engineer. . . MARK S. SIMPSON is em- 
ployed as an Engineer by E. I. DuPont 
deNemours & Company, Inc. at their Jack- 
son Labs, Chambers Works, in Deepwater, 
New Jersey. . . Army PFC JOHN S. STAR- 
SIAK is currently stationed in Vietnam. 

RONALD L. JONES is a Development 
Engineer with Kelly Springfield Tire Com- 
pany Division of Goodyear Tire & Rubber 
Company in Fayetteville, North Caro- 
lina. . . PHILIP M. KAZEMERSKY is a grad- 
uate student at Ohio State University where 
he received a MS degree in 1970. . . KRIS L. 
NELSON is a private in the U.S. Army. . . 
GREGORY E. POLLOCK has received a 
MBA in Marketing from C.W. Post College. 
Greg is a resident of Carle Place, New 
York. . . RAYMOND B. STANLEY is an 
engineer with Western Electric Company in 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. . . Another 
member of the class with the Western 
Electric Company is DAVID W. SWENSON. 
He is in North Andover, Massachusetts and 
is an Information Systems Engineer. 

Married: KENNETH B. BERUBE to 
Miss Margaret Ann Withey of Middletown, 
Connecticut on April 24, 1971. Ken is an 
engineering supervisor at the Worcester 
Works division of United States Steel Corpo- 
ration. The couple is residing in Millbury, 
Massachusetts. .. Also on April 24, 1971 
CHESTER D. BLACKMAN, JR. married 
Miss Diane K. Dembkoski of Charlton, 
Massachusetts. He is a candidate for a 
masters degree in Metallurgy at RPI. . . 
ALVIN B. PAULY to Miss Mary Lynn 
Wilson of Reidsvill, North Carolina on May 
1, 1971. Mr. Pauly is a Project Engineer 
with Westvaco Corporation of Luke, Mary- 
land and the couple is residing in Western- 
port, Maryland. 

BRIAN T. ABRAHAM is a 1st Lt. with 
the U.S. Army in Vietnam. . . KENNETH C. 
AMEND is a 2nd Lt. with the U.S. Air 
Force in Charleston, S.C. . . JAMES P. 
ATKINSON, a preventive medicine special- 
ist in the U.S. Army, has been promoted to 
Specialist 5. . . ARTHUR H. EVANS, III, is 
a sales engineer with Goulds Pumps, Inc., in 
Natick, Mass. . . JAMES W. FOLEY received 
his MS in systems engineering last June from 
Case-Western Reserve University, where he 
is continuing his studies for the PhD. James 
and his wife Ella Mae had a daughter, Aileen 
Ann, last October. . .2nd Lt. ALFRED G. 



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FREEBERG (USAF) has earned the silver 
wings of a navigator. . . JAMES W. HAURY 
is now assistant to the superintendent of the 
roll shop at Farrel Co., division of USM 
Corp. .. WILLIAM E. HALLOCK is con- 
struction and maintenance supervisor for 
Shell Oil in Wellesley, Mass. . . JEFFREY C. 
KNAPP received an MS in business adminis- 
tration from the University of New Hamp- 
shire. . . EDWARD A. MIERZEJEWSKI is 
now a traffic operations engineer with Alan 
M. Voorhees & Associates in McLean, 
Va. . . GORDON R. MILLER was promoted 
to captain in the U.S. Army while serving in 
Vietnam. . . JOHN J. PACE is general man- 
ager of Lakeside Heat Treating Company in 
Solon, Ohio. . . RONALD ROBERTS and 
his wife Linda had their first son, Jason 
Michael, in April. Ron is employed as a 
development engineer with Western Electric 
in No. Andover, Mass. .. JOHN F. 
POBLOCKI is presently on leave of absence 
from Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., while studying 
for a master's degree in community planning 
at the University of Rhode Island. . . 
RICHARD P. ROMEO was awarded an 
MBA from Dartmouth College in June, . . 
KENT F. ROTHAMMER is a technical 
service chemist with National Starch & 
Chemical Corp. in Chicago. . . Air Force 2nd 
Lt. EARL M. SPINKS has graduated from 
pilot school, and has been assigned to 
McCord AFB, Wash., where he will fly the 
C— 141 Starlifter cargo-troop carrier with 
the Military Airlift Command. . . HENRY S. 
SWEET has recently been promoted to 1st 
Lt. He is battalion adjutant and public 
information officer with the 65th artillery, 
U.S. Army Defense Command, in Key West, 
Fla. ..THOMAS F. TAYLOR is due to 
graduate from Army OCS at Fort Sill, Okla., 
in November. 

Married: STEPHEN D. FISCHER, to 
Cheryl L. Molyn, in Enfield, Conn., on May 
22. The bride is a graduate of Becker Junior 
College. Mr. Fischer is employed as a prod- 
uct support manager at Hewlett-Packard. . . 
STEVEN A. HUNTER, to Martha J. Fuller, 
on August 14 in Worcester. The groom is an 
ME graduate student at WPI. . . DUNCAN 
R. LOOM IS, to Diane Irene Holly, at a 
double-ring ceremony in Mystic, Conn., on 
May 22. Loomis works at United Illuminat- 
ing Company. 



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CONSTRUCTION CO, 

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WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS D1GD5 



1970 

MICHAEL E. ARSLAN writes he is a 
manufacturing management program trainee 
with General Electric. .. GREGORY W. 
BACKSTROM, son of Carl W. Backstrom, 
'30, is an associate quality control engineer 
with Xerox Corp. . . JOSEPH BECHER III is 
now farming in South Paris, Maine. . . 



RICHARD E. BERGERON is a naval en- 
sign. . . MARK E. BROWN has been award- 
ed a National Science Foundation graduate 
traineeship at the University of Minneso- 
ta. . . Ens. PAUL F. DRESSER is in training 
to become a Navy jet pilot. . . PAUL D. 
HIMOTTU is an associate engineer with 
Raytheon Company. . . PAUL E. 

MEDEIROS is a junior engineer with the 
N.Y. State Dept. of Transportation in 
Poughkeepsie. . . GEORGE P. MOORE is a 
law student at Suffolk Univ. . . BRUCE E. 
SAMUELSON is a sales engineer with R.B. 
Taylor Corp., Albany, N.Y. . . BOHDAN 
SYWAK is a mechanical engineer with the 
Ammunition Development & Engineering 
Laboratories of the U.S. Army Munitions 
Command in Philadelphia. . . 

Married: 2nd Lt. TERRENCE F. 
BULGER, and Jean Marie Pietrzak of 
Worcester, on July 10, 1971. Lt. Bulger is 
stationed with the Army in Newport News, 
Va. . . DENNIS F. DAMICO and Maryanne 
C. Burak, married on June 12 in Worcester. 
Damico is a graduate student at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois. . . EDWARD VINCENT 
JALOWIEC and Louise Sargent, in Worces- 
ter, on July 10. Mr. Jalowiec is employed by 
American Optical Co. in Southbridge, Mass. 
. . . ROBERT R. MATTSON and Jean Kelly, 
on May 1 5, 1971 , in Holden, Mass. Mattson 
is a products engineer for Wyman-Gordon 
Co. and a WPI graduate student. . . JOHN A. 
PELLI, engaged to Marcia Karen Mitchell of 
Cranston, R.I. An October wedding is 
planned. Pelli is a dealer consultant for the 
Trance Company, LaCrosse, Wis. .. PHILIP 
C. RADER and Marlene M. Serrell, on May 
1, 1971. Rader is employed by Combustion 
Engineering, Inc., of Windsor, Conn. . . 
RICHARD B. ROCK and Eileen M. 
O'Brien, on June 19. Rock is a project 
engineer for United Engineers & Con- 
structors, Inc., and a graduate student at 
Drexel University in Philadelphia. . . 
RANDOLPH J. SABLICH and Marie 
Brozoski on May 23. He works for Grum- 
man Aerospace Corp. on Long Island. 



Air Force 2nd Lt. FRANCIS L. 
BELISLE, JR., MS is stationed at Eglin AFB, 
Florida. . . ANDREW J. GIOKAS is a 2nd 
Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. . . FRED H. 
TUTTLE, JR. is a Production Supervisor 
with Charles Pfizer & Company of Groton, 
Connecticut. .. JAMES H. VERGOW is a 
member of the U.S. Air Force and is 
stationed at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. 

Married: Army 2nd Lt. ROBERT C. 
COURNOYER to Miss Diane C. Ravenelle 
of Nashua, New Hampshire on March 12, 
1971. Bob is currently stationed at Fort 
Devens, Massachusetts. .. STEPHEN E. 
BERNACKI to Miss Karen E. Jessie of 
Worcester, Massachusetts on April 25, 1971. 
The couple is residing in Worcester. . . Army 
2nd Lt. PHILIP C. RADER to Miss Marlene 
M. Serrell of Turners Falls, Massachusetts on 
May 1, 1971. Phil is a Chemical Engineer 
with Combustion Engineering, Inc. in Wind- 
sor Locks, Connecticut. . . Army Lt. 
MICHARL E. SANTOM to Miss Cristine M. 
Girard of Worcester, Massachusetts on May 
8, 1971. Mike is currently stationed at Ft. 
Leonard Wood, Missouri. 

Married: DAVID R. BROWN to Miss 
Ann M. Bundeff, of Worcester, Mass. on 
February 14, 1971. Dave is employed by 
the Rodney Hunt Company of Orange, 
Massachusetts as a Project Engineer and the 
couple is residing in Spencer, Massachu- 
setts. .. WILLIAM G. HILLNER to Miss 
Helen Lee Thomas, of Rushville, Missouri, 
October 10, 1970. Bill has completed a 
training program with The Trane Company, 
in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and is now located 
in Boston as a Sales Engineer. The couple is 
residing in Needham Heights, Massachu- 
setts. .. CHARLES E. BASNER is a High- 
way Engineer Trainee with the Federal 
Government's Department of Transporta- 
tion in Washington, DC. . . A Development 
Engineer with the Universal Oil Products 
Company of McCook, Illinois, is BRAD- 
FORD L. BJORKLUND. . . Located in 
Bloomfield, Connecticut is JOHN T. BOK, 
where he is an industrial Engineer with the 



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Allen Mfg. Company. . . EDWARD J. 
BOROWIEC is an Ensign in the U.S. 
Navy. . . KENNETH G. CRAM is a Pvt. in 
the U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort 
Knox, Kentucky. . . Pratt & Whitney Air- 
craft Division of United Aircraft Corp. 
employs JOHN P. DEMASE, as an Experi- 
mental Engineer in East Hartford, Conn, 
where he resides. Early in 1971 PETER J. 
DENONCOURT was commissioned an en- 
sign in the U.S. Coast Guard. . . DWIGHT S. 
DICKERMAN is an Engineer with the Linde 
Division of the Union Carbide Corporation 
in Tonawanda, New York. . . Located at 
WPI's Alden Research Labs as a graduate 
student is ROBERT A. DiDOMENICO. . . 

Six members of the class in the U.S. Army 
are: JEFFREY A. FREELAND A PFC 
stationed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; 
2nd LT. MARK W. GEMBORYS stationed 
at Fort Benning, Georgia; EDWARD E. 
HOWE a Communications Officer in 
Europe; 2nd Lt. WILLIAM M. ROLYA 
stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky; SP 4 
ROBERT W. SOFFEL a Quartermaster In- 
structor at Fort Lee, Virginia; and 2nd Lt. 
PHILIP C. WARREN, Platoon Leader sta- 
tioned in Europe. . . A member of the U.S. 
Navy is RICHARD H. SOMERS, who is with 
the Naval Ship Engineering Center at Hy- 
attsville, Maryland. . . ROBERT J. GOOD- 
NESS is an Industrial Engineer with the 
Plymouth Rubber Company, of Canton, 
Mass. .. WILLIAM B. HEALD is an En- 



vironmental Analyst with the Scientific Co. 
Inc. of Windsor, Connecticut. . . THOMAS 
D. HEINOLD is a Manufacturing Engineer 
with the Heald Machine Division of Cin- 
cinnati Milacron, in Worcester. . . Another 
graduate student is LEE C. MALBON who is 
in the Physics Department at Boston College 
as a graduate assistant. . . A Marketing Rep- 
resentative for the IBM Corporation in 
Waltham, Massachusetts, is ALAN H. MIL- 
LER. . . A Structural Designer for the B&M 
Corporation of Boston, Mass. is VINAY V. 
MUDHOLKAR. He is a resident of Somer- 
ville, Massachusetts. . . Employed by Ebasco 
Services, Inc., at the Nuclear Power Plant in 
Vernon, Vermont, as an Electrical Inspector 
is CHESTER J. NAPIKOSKI. He is a resi- 
dent of Millers Falls, Massachusetts. . . 
Procter and Gamble Company employs W. 
STUART NICKERSON in Quincy, Massa- 
chusetts as a Bar Soap Supervisor. . . 
WILLIAM D. PARENT is a Teaching Assist- 
ant at the University of California's Santa 
Barbara campus. . . ALAN S. PRUCNAL is 
in Boston where he is employed as a 
Sanitary Engineer by Camp, Dresser & 
McKee. ..JOHN K. REDMON, MS, is 
located in Allentown, Pennsylvania where 
he is Education Administrator with the 
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. . . 
JOHN J. RING, JR. is a Process Control 
Specialist with the General Electric Com- 
pany in Schenectady, New York. . . Turner 
Construction Company of New York 
employs JOSEPH W. SHAW. Joe is cur- 



rently residing in Glendale Heights, Illi- 
nois. . . Another member of the class who is 
continuing his education is FRANCIS A. 
VERNILE. He is a graduate student at the 
University of Connecticut. 



1971 

THOMAS J. D'ANDREA is a 2nd Lt. in 
the U.S. Army and is stationed at Ft. Bliss, 
Texas. .. RONALD K. VANDER KRUIK, 
MS is a Microwave Design Engineer with the 
Raytheon Company in Wayland, Massa- 
chusetts. 

JOSEPH B. CARTER is a student at the 
University of Minnesota Medical School. . . 
ERNEST A. EVANCIC, MS '71, is manager 
of product development for Simonds Saw & 
Steel in Fitchburg, Mass. . . BRUCE A. 
HILLSON is an assistant engineer for the 
State of Maine Highway Commission. . . 
DONALD M. JOHNSON is an industrial 
engineer at Cranston Print Works, Webster, 
Mass. . . JOSEPH BARRY KAYE is a grad- 
uate student at Springfield (Mass.) Col- 
lege. . . ELAINE S. KOWALEWSKI, MS '71, 
is a visiting instructor in the Math department 
at WPI. . . DOUGLAS W. KULLMAN is now 
employed as an engineer in training by the 
department of Highways of the State of 
Ohio. . . JOSEPH E. LAPTEWICZ, JR., is a 
graduate fellow at Cornell University. . . 
MICHAEL S. LATKA is an assistant engi- 
neer with the Factory Insurance Association 
in Boston. . . TOH-MING LU, MS '71, is a 



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grad student in physics at the University of 
Wisconsin. .. 1st Lt. THEODORE E. 
LYNCH, MS '71 , has begun a five-year tour 
of duty with the Air Force. He will work in 
nuclear research in New Mexico. . . 
THOMAS F. MIRARCHI is working with 
Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Akron. . . 
JAMES P. MURPHY is with Improved 
Machinery Corp. in Nashua, N.H. . . 
EUGENE PETTINELLI holds a teaching 
assistantship and grant from the University 
of California, Berkeley, where he is studying 
for a master's degree. . . LAWRENCE E. 
RAINVILLE is with Raytheon Company 
. . . DONALD P. ST. MARIE is sports infor- 
mation director at WPI this year. . . 
RAYMOND L. SKOWYRA is a field engi- 
neer, installation & service eng. dept., 
General Electric Co., in Schenectady, 
N.Y. . . CHARLES A. SUMNER is a design 
engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding & 
Dry Dock Co., Va. . . THOMAS C. HOWES, 
JR., works for Mohawk Data Sciences in 
East Herkimer, N.Y., as an associate engi- 
neer. . . PAUL J. TRUDEAU is in a training 
program with Stone & Webster Engineering 
Corp. in Boston. . . DAVID TRUE works 
for New England Power Co. in Somerset, 
Mass. . . MICHAEL J. WINN is inn manager 
for John Murphy, Wellfleet, Mass. 

Married: RICHARD A. ARENA and 
Carol Anne Halkerston, on June 13. He is an 



engineer for Beacon Construction Co. in 
Boston . . ROBERT ALTON ANDERSON 
and Beth Edith Parmenter.on July 10. He is 
a student enrolled at the University of 
Connecticut Graduate School of Engineer- 
ing. . . THOMAS R. COPP and Mary Jane 
Plank of Catskill, N.Y., on June 19, 1971. 
Copp works for Surprenant, Inc., of Jaffrey, 
N.H. . . ARTHUR A. JACKMAN and Jane V. 
Giombetti of Ashland, Mass., on June 19. 
Jackman is teaching mathematics at Norton 
(Mass.) Junior-Senior H.S. .. PHILIP M. 
JOHNSON and Linda Arline Schmidtchen, 
on July 10. THOMAS R. COPP was best 
man, and ushers included NORMAN W. 
SOUSA, GERALD GRISWALD, RICHARD 
DYNIA, and FRANCIS SCRILLO. . . 
Kathryn Ann Snyder and ALAN JAY 
KAECHELE, on June 18 in Bridgeport, 
Conn. Both bride and groom are employed 
by the Travelers Insurance Co. . . JOHN L. 
LANDALL and Nancy Ruth Martin, on 
June 19 in Worcester. Among the ushers 
were WILLIAM MEDEIROS and BRUCE 
HILLSON. Landall, commissioned a 2nd Lt. 
in the U.S. Army, is serving with the Civil 
Engineers Corps in Waltham, Mass. . . 
BRUCE E. LEFFINGWELLand Karen Jean 
Nichols, in Waterbury, Conn, on June 19. 
Mr. Leffingwell is employed as a salesman 
by North American Urethanes. . . PAUL J. 
PAKUS and Dorothy Carlson of Clinton, 



Mass., on June 27. . . JOHN H. READ and 
Nancy Jean Gates, on June 26. John is a 
grad student at WPI this fall. . . KENNETH 
ROBERTS and Diane Wheeler in August. 
Wheeler is a 2nd Lt. with the Army at Fort 
Benning, Ga. .. LAWRENCE SNIEGOSKI 
and Jean Marie Desjardins, on June 19. The 
couple is now living in Madison, Wis. . . 
THORNTON H. WAITE, MS '71, and 
Christine Francis, on June 12. Waite, son of 
Roger T. Waite, '23, is doing graduate work 
in nuclear engineering at Cornell Univer- 
sity. . . THOMAS J. WERB and Marsha 
Louise Brown, on August 7. 



Class of 1930 

The Class of 1930 has 
started to build its 50th year 
anniversary gift. As a starter 
we hope to generate $10,000 
or more prior to the solicita- 
tion program at the time of 
our 50th Reunion in 1980. So 
far we have heard from the 
following: 

Backstrom, Bowers, Carl- 
son, Center, Conley, Cole, Del- 
ano, Doyle, Fay, Goodnow, 
Hall, Hathaway, Hillis, LeBos- 
quet, Locke, Luoma, Marsaw, 
Marston, O'Grady, Peters, Pur- 
cell, Seal, Tawter, Wells, Whit- 
tum. 

Why not send in your 
check now to the class secre- 
tary-treasurer? 

Charlie Fay, President 
Gene Center, Vice President 
Carl Backstrom, Secretary- 
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journal 



Vol. 75, no. 2 
December, 1971 



In This Issue 



Athletics at WPI page two 

In which Roger Perry, '45, tells a bit of the history of athletics and physical education at 
WPI. 



And Now — A Word from Our Director page six 

Robert W. Pritchard, Director of Physical Education and Athletics, explains the current role 
of sport at WPI and under the Plan. 



H. Russell Kay 

Editor 

Published for the Alumni Association 
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Copyright© 1971 by 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 
All rights reserved. 



WPI Alumni Association Officers 

President: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44 

Vice Presidents: 

[B. E. Hosmer, '61 

W. J. Bank, '46 

Secretary- Treasurer: 
S.J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: 
R. E. Higgs, '40 

Executive Committee, 

Members -at- Large: 

C. C. Bonin, '38; F. S. Harvey, '37; 

C. W. Backstrom, '30; L. Polizzotto, '70 

Fund Board: 

G. F. Crowther, '37; A. Kalenian, '33; 

R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; L. A. Penoncello, 

i '66; W.J. Charow, '49; H. I. Nelson, '54 

Alumni Office Staff: 

Director, Alumni-Development Records 

and Services: Norma F. Larson 
Fund Secretary: Stephanie A. Beland 
Records Secretary: Helen J. Winter 
Secretary: Dorothy Y. Gurney 
Journal Secretary: Ruth Trask 



WHO? page eight 

A brief look at the members of the physical education faculty. 

The View From Down Here page thirteen 

Alan Dion, '72, offers a student opinion on the situation. 

Feedback . page thirty-three 

Remember that Letters column we promised you? Here is the first installment. 



DEPARTMENTS 

Varsity Review 14 

Campus Notes 16 

Reunion Roundup 17 

Completed Careers 18 

Your Class and Others 22 



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in October, December, February, April, August. 
Entered as second class matter July 26, 1918, 
|:at the Post Office, Worcester, Massachusetts, 
under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription 
two dollars per year. Postmaster: Please send 
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Athletics at W PI 



by Roger N. Perry, Jr., '45 



■ t's quite probable that under your chair is attached a 
white tag bearing the threatening message, "Do not remove 
this tag under penalty of law." In line with trends in 
government warnings, they might add to that message, 
"Caution: Too much sitting in this chair may be hazardous 
to your health." 

No less an authority than the noted heart specialist Dr. 
Paul Dudley White has been quoted as saying, "Don't sit on 
your fatty acids." Dr. White advocates regular exercise and 
moderation in eating as the key to a long, productive life. 

Because the sedentary life is taking such a toll in human 
lives each year, the athletic and physical education program 
at WPI must be considered not a frill of higher education 
but rather a universally needed preparation for life, 
whatever the graduate chooses as a professional career. 

When the late Percy R. Carpenter was appointed WPI's 
first director of physical education and athletics in 1916, he 
established the guidelines which are still followed by the 
department. He firmly believed that a man needed both a 
good mind and a healthy body. While the rest of the faculty 
developed the minds, he practically singlehandedly devel- 
oped the physical education program. His recommendation 
that physical education be required of all students for four 
terms was approved and this is still the case today. During 
the frequently lean years when the administration looked 
toward the gymnasium as an opportunity for further 
budget paring, he was successfully able to defend his 
beliefs. 

Under "Doc" Carpenter and his only successor, Prof. 
Robert W. Pritchard, WPI has developed an athletic and 
physical education program which is equaled by few 
colleges of WPI's size — or even much larger institutions. 

Emphasis in the program has changed over the years. In 
"Doc" Carpenter's time, physical education frequently 
involved calisthenics, bar bells and gymnastics. Under 

Roger Ferry is Director of Public Relations at WIM. A self-described 

non-athlcie, he says. "The fact that I was able to be part of the WPI 
swimming team for two years as an undergraduate is a true 
indication that the WPI athletic program has something to offer 
every student." 



Coach Pritchard and his staff, the emphasis is on teaching 
the basic skills in athletics and developing in the student an 
interest in sports he can enjoy throughout life. WPI today 
fields teams in ten varsity sports and six club sports. But its 
real claim to fame is the breadth of the department's 
activities which offer something for the entire student 
body. 

Athletics at WPI are almost as old as the college itself. 
In the late Herbert Taylor's book Seventy Years of the 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute he mentions that in 1870 
the students organized a baseball and a football team. He 
also mentions that the administration gave no support to 
athletic activities. In the 1880's, students built their own 
gym in a grove of trees behind the Washburn Shops. With 
the official attitude one of toleration rather than encour- 
agement, it fell to the students and the young alumni 
organization to develop an athletic program. The first 
permanent Athletic Association was formed in 1894. Track 
was the sport in which WPI teams did best in those early 
days. An annual field day on a student-built field now the 
site of a parking lot on Boynton Street was one of the 
highlights of the year. 

Among the athletes of that period were Charles 
Harrington, '95, and his brother Frank, '98. Both were 
track men and Charles also played football. In later years, 
they often recalled to the athletic staff the times they 
cleared rocks from the student-created field so the game 
could begin. Their interest in the WPI athletic program 
never flagged and in 1968, their desire to do something for 
WPI athletics took the form of the gift to the college of the 
Harrington Auditorium. 

Another alumnus of the same period, George C. 
Gordon, '96, had two favorite recollections of his under- 
graduate days: one was the kindness of Prof. Leonard P. 
Kinnicutt to him on several occasions, and the other was his 
experience as manager of the baseball team. He took over a 
deficit ridden team and finished the year in the black. His 
undergraduate business experience was a fine preparation 
for his future career in the forging industry, for at his death 
in 1964, he left his alma mater $5 million. The baseball 
learn is still solvent so the funds were used, in part, to build 



the library which bears his name and to endow the 
Kinnicutt professorship. 

It was through the efforts of students and alumni that 
Alumni Field was built in 1914 and Alumni Gymnasium 
begun the following year. President Ira Hollis, who took 
office in 1913, was the first to lend official support to WPI 
athletics and in hiring Doc Carpenter as the first director of 
physical education he started a new era in WPI athletics. 

President Ralph Earle, quoted in Mildred Tymeson's 
Two Towers, said "Your physical health is a precious 
thing — guard it well. The athletic team, varsity or class, is 
well worth all the time you can give it. We emphasize sports 
here and urge you to take your full measure of it." 

The turnabout in official support has paid off by giving 
WPI one of the finest physical education programs any- 
where. 

During the planning which resulted in the development 
of the WPI Plan, each campus department was carefully 
scrutinized to determine how it measured up to its 
objectives, and what changes might be required to shift over 
to the operation of WPI under the Plan. The one which was 
found to have its program for the Plan already in operation 
was the Physical Education and Athletics Department. 

It's worth noting that although courses under the WPI 
Plan are all considered to be elective, one program is still 
required of all students for four terms. . . physical educa- 
tion. 

Coach Pritchard always has a few minutes to discuss the 
WPI physical education program with athletic directors 
from other colleges for he believes that although Colleges 
may compete on the playing fields, the coaches are all 
working toward the same goals for their students. 

Andy Laska, Athletic Director at Assumption College, 
expressed an off-campus professional view of the WPI 
program. "I grew up in Tech's neighborhood and was even 
one of those obnoxious little kids who sneak into the 
football games and slide down the grassy slopes. But from 
those early days and later in my 21 years of involvement in 
athletics at Holy Cross and Assumption, I've developed a 
great respect for the WPI athletic program. It is geared to 
the entire student body, for the real athletes and for the 
kids who just want to have the fun of playing. Although at 
Assumption we don't enjoy the scope of athletic facilities 
which WPI has, I'm trying to pattern our physical education 
program after Tech's, with its emphasis on serving the 
entire college through physical education, intramural sports 
j and intercollegiate athletics. As Assumption grows, we'll 
have the athletic plan to grow with it, thanks to the fine 
counsel and cooperation I've always enjoyed when working 
with Bob Pritchard and his staff." 

With the completion of the Harrington Auditorium, the 
department has had the facilities to implement a long- 
desired extension of the skills taught into the so-called 
lifetime sports. Students now learn the fundmentals of golf, 
bowling, handball, squash, tennis, badminton and other 
sports they can play the rest of their lives. In a 25 th 



reunion survey of the Class of 1945, over 40% reported that 
golf was their major spare time activity with skiing a close 
second. About 20% played tennis regularly. Instruction in 
these sports was something they all had to acquire outside 
of the college physical education curriculum. Not so today. 

A typical student reaction came from Harvey Neilson, 
'74, who said that he had never played squash before 
learning the game in a gym class. "Now I play as often as I 
can and I'm sure it's something I'll do long after I've 
graduated." Harvey's real body building passion is his 
ten-speed bicycle which takes him everywhere. During the 
summer, he rode over 2000 miles. Since school opened, he's 
added a few hundred more miles, mostly on weekends. He's 
taken part in a 13 mile road race, finishing seventh against 
some old pros on the circuit. How fast does he travel? 
Harvey travels home to Leominster frequently by bike 
covering the 22 miles in about 55 minutes. 

Bicycles are making a comeback on campus and it's not 
uncommon to see several chained to a railing outside a WPI 
building. Perhaps today's students have been inspired by 
the feat of Edward R. Delano, '30, who rode 3200 miles in 
35 days from his home in California to his 40th reunion in 
1970. Perhaps it's a concern for air pollution which has 
made bicycles fashionable again. It's a fact that cycle shops 
are unable to meet demand in many areas. 




It was Doc Carpenter who insisted on faculty status for 
his professional staff. Their primary function was and still is 
the instruction of classes in physical education. Each 
member of the staff has expertise in coaching a particular 
varsity sport but unlike college coaches who work under 
contract, they aren't faced with relocation nightmares 
during a losing season. Winning is always sweet but without 
the pressure of having to win to survive, they are never 
tempted to put their own professional reputations ahead of 
the interest of any player on the squad. 

WPI coaches all suffer from one handicap which is not 
shared by most of their counterparts in the intercollegiate 
coaching fraternity. That is the limited amount of daily 
practice time. With classes and laboratories scheduled until 
4:05, it's at least 4:30 before practice sessions really get 
underway. All WPI athletes carry the same demanding 
course loads of their fellow students. They must maintain 
their grades to remain on the teams. 

"Our athletes learn one important skill, whatever their 
sport," says Coach Pritchard. "They learn to budget their 
time. Participation in athletics doesn't seem to affect grades 
adversely. In fact, over the years we've compared the grades 
of all students with those on our various teams and we find 
that as a group, athletes are usually a few percentage points 
higher than the school average." 

WPI has had its share of great athletes. Harry L. 
Dadmun, '91, established WPI records in every running 
event up to two miles, many of which stood unchallenged 
for more than 40 years. He achieved national prominence in 
1890 when he won the national half-mile championship in 
Washington. The following summer, he toured Europe with 
a group of U.S. college athletes, winning the French 
National 800-meter run. 



Richard L. Keith, '14, set WPI record in winning the 
New England mile title in 1911 which lasted 55 years 
before being broken by Cary Palulis, '68. In more recent 
times, Sid Stayman, '44, set a college record of 9.9 seconds 
in the 100-yard dash which was unchallenged for 30 years 
until tied by Tom Fieldsend, '74. Some other long standing 
school records still stand. For example, the 22 2V-i' long 
jump of Al DeLoid, '49, and the 220-yard record of 21.6 
seconds set by Edwin Hatch, '37, have not been equalled. 

WPI has had two undefeated football seasons, 1938 and 
1954. They also played one entire season without scoring a 
point. . . 1941. Soccer enjoyed undefeated seasons in 1938, 
and 1965. Three WPI soccer players have made All-Ameri- 
can — Swang Lee-Aphon in 1960, Ed Cannon (now coach 
at Worcester Academy) in 1966-67 and Lionel St. Victor in 
1970. 

There have been several undefeated golf and track 
seasons. 

Although a college's success in athletics is all too often 
measured by "How did the football team do?", it's only 
fair to look at the entire spectrum. In 1970-71, WPI varsity 
teams won 63% of all their contests. 

WPI teams may never make nationwide headlines for 
their success in post-season bowl games, but how many 
colleges can boast that one student in five is a member of a 
varsity team? 

The athletic program at WPI is not limited to students. 
Faculty and staff are also encouraged to use the gymnasium 
facilities. For several years, the department has reserved 
time during the week when the gyms are available for 
faculty to work out. The program is sometimes referred to 
as the "Faculty Fat Boys Club" by those who are trying to 
stay in shape. During the winter, Saturday mornings at the 




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swimming pool are reserved for faculty family swimming. 
The bowling alleys schedule league play not only for 
students but for teams from the faculty and staff. The 
Buildings and Grounds department league is one of the 
most active. There's even a sauna bath. 

A few of the faculty and staff are engaged in the 
particularly active life in their spare time. 

Dr. Alan Hoffman, '63, who was captain of the 
undefeated 1963 track team, hasn't hung up his track shoes 
yet. Last spring, WPI's speedy mechanical engineering 
professor competed in the gruelling 26 mile Boston 
Marathon and finished the course. 

Professor Philip Stevenson, chemistry, climbs moun- 
tains. His wife shares the interest in the sport but watched 
from the base camp while he climbed the Grand Teton in 
1969 on the last day of their honeymoon. Phil is the 
faculty advisor of the recently formed WP1 Outing Club. 

E. Penn Estabrook, assistant director of admissions, is a 
devotee of white water kayaking. Wearing a warm wet suit, 
he pursues his sport even in February. "A lot of. brandy 
helps," says Penn about kayaking in winter. He placed first 
in his class in two major events last summer and took third 
in another. 

Professor Frank DeFalco, civil engineering, won the 
Baghdad doubles tennis championship in 1969 while 
studying in Iraq under a Fulbright Scholarship. 

Dr. Edward N. Clark, director of research, is a long 
distance swimmer. He started in 1963 as part of a Red 
Cross sponsored 50 mile swim program. He surpassed that 
mark a long time ago and now has logged 250 miles. His 
interest in swimming goes back to his days as a varsity 
swimmer at Brown University. 

New York Times columnist Arthur Daley last Spring 
headed his column with "A Plea for Students" and said, 
"It's probably a half a century since any college authorities 
even thought of returning to the simplifications and the 
niceties of our earliest traditions. Once upon a time, the 
members of all athletic teams were students attending 
college primarily for an education." 

That was too much for WPI President George Hazzard 
to let pass unchallenged. In his letter to Mr. Daley, he said, 
in part, "At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, we have never 
left those traditions. WPI is not a minor league preparation 
for professional sports, it is major league preparation for 
life itself. . . About 400 students (out of 1800 undergrad- 
uates) participate in intercollegiate sports and all but a few 
take part in some phase of our physical education program. 
The program is guided by seven full time and eight part 
time coaches with an operating budget (exclusive of salaries 
and maintenance) of under $100,000 a year. We do not 
seek support for this program through TV receipts or bowl 
games, for it is an integral part of our educational program. 
We find that the playing fields do contribute to more than 
just a sound body, important as it may be. They teach 
dedication, teamwork and sacrifice." 




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AND NOW- A WORD 
FROM OUR DIRECTOR 



ROBERT W. PRITCHARD 



Bhe WPI faculty, in its considered judgment of the goals 
of WPI, voted in December 1969, "It is the fundamental 
purpose of WPI to impart to the student an understanding 
of a sector of science and technology and a mature 
understanding of himself and the needs of the people 
around him." Further, the goal states: "A WPI education 
should develop in the student a strong degree of self-con- 
fidence, an awareness of the community beyond himself." 

How does the Physical Education Department and 
Athletics contribute to these worthy goals? Is all education 
academic? Is all learning confined to a classroom? Let's 
take a look and see just what the Department of Physical 
Education and Athletics does in achieving these goals. 

Basically, our staff are college educated and trained 
individuals whose interests lie in working closely with 
young people in a controlled atmosphere of teaching skills, 
of developing talents, of appreciating competition, of 
demanding discipline and of working constantly in a team 
atmosphere — an atmosphere which is a must for the WPI 
Plan to succeed. 

There are three areas or levels of activity that we 
sponsor — each important at its level to the participant. 
And in all these three — Physical Education, Intramurals 
and Intercollegiate Program — the following opportunities 
and values are inherent with increasing degree from physical 
education up through intercollegiate athletics. 

1. To have fun — enjoyment. 

2. To improve health and physical tones. 

3. To escape from everyday tensions — which no one 
can avoid. 

4. To become more alert both physically and mentally 
— hence a better student and campus citizen. 

5. To experience close interpersonal relationships. 

6. To test and develop leadership qualities. 

7. To derive the zeal and satisfaction from striving for a 
goal. 

8. To experience and learn about the inevitable stresses 
of life's situations. 

9. To learn discipline and learn to sublimate selfish 
desires - team work. 



10. To test character in a game, for one can act 
honestly or dishonestly, fair or unfair, courageously or 
cowardly to constantly occurring instances. 

11. To learn self-reliance and to gain confidence. 

12. To share and feel the emotions of defeats and 
victories. 

The WPI Plan is a challenge to the faculty and the 
students and no department has reason for existence if it 
does not contribute to attaining the common goals of the 
Plan. 

WPI's physical education program teaches skills in 
interesting lifetime sports and gives the decision maker — 
the middle and upper management man of the future 
healthful, active, life-extending activities that he can pursue 
with his family and fellow workers. If he pursues physical 
activity in his maturing years, statistics show his productive 
life will be extended and enriched. 

WPI's intramural program is geared to the slightly more 
advanced and talented individual who likes the invigorating 
fun of competing in situations where there is a winner and a 
loser. The participant is a member of a team. He develops a 
loyalty and he knows and learns about team work. 

The third area of the department's responsibility is the 
intercollegiate program. We realize that whether we like it 
or not, the athletic program is often a window on the 
college and it is through this window that outsiders look 
and make judgments. Therefore, it is essential that an 
athletic program be kept in proper balance and perspective. 
The place of the athletic program reveals the college's 
priorities. It can also reveal the acquiescence to pressures. 
The test of WPI's athletic program lies in answer to the 
question "What docs the program do for the person?" If 
the participant is not the reason for the existence of the 
program, then it becomes nearly a professional program. If 
the purpose of the program is to make money, to publicize 
the school, to satisfy the alumni ego or assuage a state 
legislature, then much of the educational value of an 
intercollegiate program is lost. 

Physical education, recreation and intramurals do not 
fulfill the needs of all students. The physically more 

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talented one, the one who loves competition, the one who 
likes a challenge cannot be satisfied with recreational and 
intramural competition. Just as in academics some are 
spurred on to a higher level of achievement and take an 
overload or go on to advanced degrees, so also is the need 
of the physically talented for greater challenges. We do 
need more recreational opportunities for more students and 
staff, but recreational opportunities alone do not satisfy the 
athlete or potential athlete. 

There is great need in society today for those attributes 
that can be best taught and learned in a balanced athletic 
program. Discipline and loyalty were once successfully 
taught in the home and church. In these times of changing 
values, the athletic field is one of the few remaining places 
where these qualities are being taught. 

Some of the most effective teachers and counselors are 
the coaches. They were the first to begin team teaching — 
to break things into smaller components and then to bring 
skills and understanding together in a successful route to 
learning. Coaches are excellent teachers because they do 
not teach the easy way. There is no easy way — there are no 
short cuts in coaching — you can't cut corners. They 
demand and get hard work and dedicated interest. For, you 
see, a coach and a team are at a disadvantage when 
compared to a classroom situation. In a game, you don't 
pass the course with a 60 or 70 percent effort; if you rate a 
60 or 70, you don't pass — you don't win. There are no 
"Readers Digest" versions in athletics. The underachiever 
belongs on the sidelines, not in intercollegiate athletics. 
Coaches have excellent opportunities to counsel students. 
Many students feel freer in talking to a coach; there is less 
restraint involved. Coaches are constantly in situations 
where emotions are rubbed raw. They work with people in 
real-life situations — in stress, joy, defeat, frustration. They 



develop an empathy which makes them excellent coun- 
selors. 

The Physical Education and Athletic Department com- 
plements the WPI Plan. To reiterate one of the goals, "A 
WPI education should develop in the student a strong 
degree of self confidence." We know of no better labora- 
tory of human relationships than that which occurs on 
athletic fields and areas. If the coach mixes the wrong 
ingredient here, it can be just as damaging as mixing the 
wrong ingredients in a chemistry laboratory. He's teaching 
fair play, honesty, teamwork, and we don't expect him to 
teach how to cheat, how to beat the game, or how to sluff 
off or just get by. 

In closing, a balanced, in-proper-perspective athletic 
program can provide so many opportunities for a student 
and a college and its atmosphere. Another plus is that the 
athletic teams provide the only contact WPI has with many 
outstanding colleges in New England. Further, athletics are 
a challenge (a constant challenge to one's self-discipline and 
determination), it tests one's emotions, it teaches and 
demands self-reliance, confidence, and teamwork. How 
many other courses in the college catalog could have a 
course description like this? 

Yes, one of the best bargains at WPI is its physical 
education and athletic programs. Perhaps Frederick L. 
Houde, president of Purdue University, wrapped it all up 
best when he said recently: "It seems to be that in the 
management of the affairs of men in this society and all 
societies, the strain is always on the character and never on 
the intellect — for our knowledge is great about man and 
nature and society and all the things we need to know, but 
our ability to manage our affairs puts a strain on the 
character — and where is this more true than in the field of 
the management of intercollegiate athletics." 




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WHO? 



The WPI Coaching Staff 

All full time members of the coaching staff are 
accorded full WPI faculty status. Their profession is 
teaching and they work at it throughout the college year. 
Each member of the staff teaches physical education classes 
in addition to coaching varsity and J.V. teams in their 
respective sports. In addition four classroom courses for 
credit will be offered under the WPI Plan. 

With the rest of the faculty, they share important 
committee responsibilities and privileges, including tenure. 

Although their role as faculty members is not unique, it 
is not widespread in college circles. Their status does reflect 
the WPI attitude that the physical education and athletics 
program is part of the overall educational program of the 
college. 

These brief biographical sketches give the highlights of 
the careers of the men who guide the athletic program 
throughout the year. 




Bob Pritchard first appeared on the WPI campus in 
1941 as an instructor and assistant football coach. He had 
previously been a coach at Susquehanna University from 
which he graduated in 1936. He also earned his master's 
degree at Penn State during that period. 

Hardly had his WPI career begun when he was called to 
active service in the Air Force as a physical education 
officer. When the war ended, he was appointed athletic 
director and football coach at his old high school in 
Kingston, Penn. However, in 1947, he accepted the 
invitation to return to WPI. In 1952, he succeeded the 
retiring Percy Carpenter as head of the department. 

Bob also served as head football coach at WPI until 
1966 when he reluctantly made the decision to give up the 
post because of the increasing administrative responsibilities 
in his growing department. He coached football longer than 
any WPI coach and won more games than any previous 
coach, including an undefeated team in 1954. 

Any WPI athlete of the past 25 years remembers the 
Pritchard humor which reaches its peak at the sports 
banquets each year. His jokes rival the best of the 
professional comedians but few in his audience realize how 
carefully he saves those jokes from all sources throughout 
the year for those one-night stands. 

Coach Pritchard is an athletic director who believes in 
sharing his experiences with his colleagues. This spirit of 
cooperation has brought him many honors. He is a past 
president of the New England Intercollegiate Athletic- 
Association, a past executive committee member of the 
Eastern College Athletic Conference, past president of the 
Quinsigamond Regatta Association and for many years he 
has been chairman of the Worcester Red Cross Water Safety 
Committee. He is past president of the New England 
College Athletic Conference and was for four years member 
of NCAA College Committee. 

He is now serving as vice president of the National 
College Athletic Association and serves on its policy making 
council. He is chairman of the NCAA's Drug Education 
Committee and he has written a foreword to a drug 
information booklet distributed this fall to 250,000 
coaches throughout the country. This publication was 
prepared by his committee in cooperation with the U.S. 
Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. At the last 
annual NCAA Convention he chaired a round table dis- 
cussion for all member colleges. 



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Alan King was born in Newcastle, England, where soccer 
s the national sport. After a tour in the British Army, he 
worked as a commercial assistant in Singapore. In 1953, he 
:ame to the United States to enter Springfield College. 
Although soccer was his great love, he was ineligible to play 
n college, having played professionally in England. 

It was this experience however that brought him to WPI 
n 1957 and which has brought winning soccer seasons 
ilmost as a habit since. His 1965 team was undefeated, and 
lis teams have gone on to post-season tournament play in 
nany seasons. 

He retains a slight and pleasing British accent which 
somehow seems a bit out of place in the New Hampshire 
nountains when he's coaching the WPI Ski Club team, 
however, his teams do as well on the slopes as they do on 
:he soccer fields. In the spring he coaches the tennis team, 
which has also enjoyed some fine seasons in recent years. 

Alan stills plays soccer himself as a member of the 
-lartford Ukranians which at press time was enjoying an 
undefeated season although, he added with a wry smile, 
'that means two wins and five ties." 

His knowledge of soccer has made him in great demand 
is a lecturer at soccer clinics for both high school and 
:ollege teams as well as at summer soccer camps. It has also 
Drought him a rare honor in his selection as a member of 
:he NCAA Soccer Rules Committee where he is one of only 
lix coaches in the country selected. Due recognition for a 
nan whose WPI teams have won the New England college 
iivision championship four out of the past seven seasons, 
ncluding the 1965 undefeated season. 



The 1971 season was Associate Professor Melvin Mas- 
succo's fifth year as Head Coach at WPI. His playing days 
started at Arlington High School as a starter for 3 years in 
football, hockey and baseball. He captained the football 
and baseball teams his senior year. Picked on the Greater 
Boston All-Scholastic Teams in all three sports, and played 
in the Manning Bowl All-Star Game in 1943. Selected for 
the Eastern Mass. Interscholastic Sports Writers Association 
Most Valuable Player Award. 

Entering the Army, he played 2 years of football and 
baseball in Italy; playing for the M.T.O. All-Stars in a 
post-season game in Nice, France. 

Later entering Holy Cross, he played 3 years as starting 
halfback and team punter. Captained his senior year with 
the team finishing 8-2. For many years he held the season 
and career rushing record for Holy Cross. 

Mel was picked by coaches to play in the North-South 
Shrine Game December of 1951. He was also selected to 
many All-New England and All-East teams and was voted as 
All-Catholic All- American by a board of coaches. 

The Holy Cross Varsity Club elected him to the Holy 
Cross Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969. 

He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals of the 
National Football League in the Spring of 1952 but after 
working out with the Cardinals most of July and August, 
passed up pro-football and joined Charles O'Rourke at the 
University of Massachusetts as Freshman Coach. He is now 
in his 20th year of coaching — 2 years at U. Mass., 11 as an 
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Merl Norcross is in his 18th season as WPI head track 
coach. He earned his bachelor's, and master's degrees at the 
University of North Carolina. While in college, he served as 
assistant coach of football at Edenton and Chapel Hill, N.C. 
high schools. After graduation, he spent a year at Morres- 
ville, N.C. high school as a teacher and basketball coach. 

Like Bob Pritchard, he is an alumnus of Kingston, 
Penn., High School and it was this connection which 
brought him to Pritchard's attention in 1952. 

His 1963 team was undefeated. Co-captain Jack Mc- 
Grath's records for the high jump and the high hurdles still 
stand as college records. Under his coaching, Cary Palulis, 
'68, won the New England 880 yard title three years 
straight as well as setting several other unbroken records. 

Merl is a popular after-dinner speaker on the Alumni 
and luncheon club circuit. 

While in college, Merl played halfback in both the 
Cotton Bowl and the Sugar Bowl in post-season games. 
Although track is his major interest at WPI, he also serves as 
assistant football coach. In his spare time, he heads the 
department's low-key recruiting effort to convince high 
school scholar-athletes that WPI can offer just what they 
seek in a college. 

Merl was recendy selected as a member of the NCAA 
Track and Field Rules Committee. 



Charles NcNulty made his debut on the WPI campus in 
the uniform of a Navy Chief Petty Officer when the Navy 
established a V-12 unit on campus in 1943. His mellow 
voice exhorted the sleepy-eyed cadets to "put a little more 
muscle in those pushups" during crack-of-dawn calisthenics. 

He had joined the Navy as a physical education 
instructor after graduation from Manhattan College where 
he had played varsity baseball and football three years. 
When he left the service in 1945, he took his first coaching 
job at LaSalle Institute in Troy, N.Y. but a year later 
accepted the invitation to join the WPI staff, this time as a 
civilian. 

Charlie is the baseball coach as well as assistant football 
coach. He was pledged and initiated by the WPI chapter of 
Phi Kappa Theta fraternity and he is an active member of 
the Alumni Corporation which owns the local chapter 
house. 

Although he pushed the students-turned-sailors hard 
during those war years, the alumni who were on campus 
during those hectic years remember him fondly. At its 25th 
reunion last June, he was the guest of honor of the Class of 
1946. They all remembered the steps and Charlie called out 
the commands while the troops of '46 marched close order 
drill in the moonlight on the lawn of the Higgins estate, an 
area off limits during their student days. 



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When co-eds became part of the WPI scene, the 
standard physical education program did not quite meet 
their needs. Mrs. Paula Lantz joined the staff on a part time 
basis in 1969 with a free hand to develop a girls' program in 
keeping with the spirit of the program for men. 

It was a cooperative venture from the beginning as she 
and the girls decided what to cover in the weekly classes. In 
her first class, she found only two or three girls out of 24 
who could really play tennis. This became the first sport to 
master. Later, the girls asked to have football coach Mel 
Massucco give a lecture on how to watch a football game 
intelligently. 

"Girls need an understanding of sports as much as 
men," says Mrs. Lantz. "Many of the lifetime sports are 
enjoyed equally by men and women." 

The girls learn the fundamentals of tennis, soccer, field 
hockey, bowling, volley ball, swimming, badminton, table 
tennis and tumbling. There's been some resistance to 
modern dancing but she hasn't given up yet. 

She's a graduate of Bridgewater State College and is 
married to Clifford Lantz, a former member of the WPI 
faculty now working for a consulting engineering firm. 

WPI isn't ready yet to field intercollegiate girls' teams 
but she looks forward to the day when there will be enough 
women athletes in a given sport to make this possible. 



Swimming Coach Carl Peterson joined the WPI staff in 
1968 after two years as a teacher and coach at Lewiston, 
Maine, High School. He received his degree at Bowdoin in 
1966. He began swimming in competition in high school 
and was a varsity swimmer at Bowdoin. 

Although developing one of the finest WPI swimming 
teams in recent years is his major interest professionally, he 
has also encouraged general recreational swimming by 
keeping the pool open as many hours a day as possible. 
With his corps of trained lifeguards, he also conducts Red 
Cross Water Safety courses as a certified instructor. 

His 1971 team tied the best season of any swimming 
team in the college's history with a total of 6 wins against 2 
losses. 

Carl is vice president of the New England Swimming 
Coaches Association. 



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Jim Herrion added a new spirit to the basketball team 
when he took over as head coach in 1969. During that first 
year, he was still a teacher at Tantasqua Regional High 
School in Sturbridge. The following summer he joined the 
WPI faculty and assumed full time duties in the department. 

He graduated from Iona College in 1950 and has earned 
his master's degree in graduate study at New York 
University and Fordham. His first position after graduation 
was that of teacher, coach and athletic director at Sacred 
Heart High School in Yonkers, N.Y. where he served 14 
years. From there, he went to Pearl River, N.Y., High 
School to spend a year as a teacher of biology. In 1965, he 
was named assistant basketball coach at Holy Cross, 
remaining there until he resumed high school teaching at 
Tantasqua in 1968. 

His first two seasons at WPI have produced teams with 
overall winning records. 



The newest member of the WPI physical education 
faculty is Richard A. Heikkinen who was appointed an 
instructor July 1, 1971. He brings to the post of wrestling 
instructor five years of secondary school coaching experi- 
ence. His first post was at Fryeburg Academy, where he 
served three years as physical education instructor, football 
and wrestling coach and for the past two years as head of 
the physical education department, football and wrestling 
coach at Kennebunk High School in Maine. He did his 
undergraduate work at Springfield College and also studied 
at the University of New Hampshire and the University of 
Maine. 

He faces his first season as a college wrestling coach 
with the prospects of another good year of WPI wrestling. 
The team last year had its best season ever under the 
coaching of graduate student Lennie Polizzotto, '70, who 
was himself a member of several standout WPI wrestling 
teams as an undergraduate. 

At WPI, he is also an assistant football coach and in the 
spring will help with the track team. 



Part Time Coaches 

With over 400 students participating in varsity sports, 
WPI relies on the services of many part time coaching 
assistants to help with each sport in season. These people 
also share in the credit for the fine showing of WPI teams: 
FOOTBALL: Tom Heinold, '70, of the Heald Machine 
Division; Charles Murphy, a teacher in Auburn. 
BASKETBALL: Kenneth Kaufman, a physical education 
teacher in the Worcester Public School system. 
SOCCER: James MacKechnic of Norton Company; James 
Kaufman, a WPI post doctoral student. 

WRESTLING: Leonard Polizzotto, '70, now a graduate 
student. 

GOLF: Prof. Herbert Yankee of the Mechanical Engineer- 
ing Department. 

J. V. GOLF: John Gale. '70, WPI graduate student. 
CROSS COUNTRY: Frank Sannella, retired supt. of 
schools, Oxford, Mass. 



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Club Sport Coaches 

Some WPI intercollegiate sports are sponsored by 
student clubs and receive financial support from the 
student activities fund rather than from the Athletic 
Department budget. The following have active programs at 
this time. 

FENCING: Coach, Mrs. Henrietta Beyer of Norton Co.; 
Faculty Advisor, Donald Kievet, assistant director of 
admissions 

CREW: Coach, Kenneth Burns, retired Shrewsbury police 
chief; Faculty Advisor, Richard Olson, Mathematics Depart- 
ment instructor. 

HOCKEY: Coach, Leonard Bowen 
SKIING: Coach and Faculty Advisor, Alan King 
RIFLE: Faculty Advisor, Walter Kistler, associate profes- 
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^^^^ chronicler attempting to recount the story of 
athletics at an engineering college might believe it germane 
to stick to statistics and scores. Yet to me the significance 
of the WPI sports program has not been the won-lost 
records or performances but a series of impressions left over 
from watching events and people. As a competitor, spec- 
tator, manager, and reporter of various Tech sports over the 
past few years, I've been exposed to many views of an 
overall picture which has been by turns both confusing and 
interesting. 

Take, for example, the fact that WPI has an athletic 
program at all, let alone one which I've heard boasted of as 
"larger than Notre Dame's," with seventeen varsity and 
club team sports. As an institution devoted to disciplining 
minds to function in rather sedentary jobs as engineers, 
scientists, and businessmen, it would seem that physical 
advancement lies outside Tech's main objectives. Whether it 
was the inscrutable intentions of past administrators or the 
proximity of the Ivy League student-athlete ideal which is 
responsible for the present situation, it does remain that 
about a third of all WPI students compete in a sports 
program which is greater in scope (if not in size) than that 
of the Fighting Irish and many other colleges. 

Consider that the WPI campus has no social center, it 
houses only a fraction of its students, and yet we 
nonetheless fill our football stands on alternate Autumn 
Saturdays — more often than not to see the WPI engineers 
lose to other undistinguished teams. 

Or ponder the fact that students who may never before 
have seen amateur wrestling now crowd what was once an 
atrocious basketball court (and remains an acoustical 
horror) to lend their verbal mayhem to the conflicts on the 
mat. One can marvel at the fact that, of all those seventeen 
teams, one of the most successful and prestigious is the club 
sport of crew, which is entirely dependent upon student 
support. One can try to explain the case of a progressive 
engineering school which drops all course requirements 
except for a two-year physical education program, and this 
has sparked some student resentment. 



It doesn't require very astute observation to realize that 
the distinctive athletic program of WPI gives rise to some 
interesting sports stories. Much of the uniqueness of the 
situation is due to the fact that the program is intended for 
the students rather than for the college. At no other 
institution I've seen is there so much opportunity to 
compete. Guys who didn't have the interest in high school 
(or maybe their school lacked a team) try out for sports 
that are new to them: crew and soccer, skiing and 
swimming, wrestling and fencing and perhaps even football. 
And because the level of competition may not be high, 
novices have a chance to compete at a time they may need 
a physical outlet. 

The gym at WPI belongs not only to the jocks but to all 
students. Like it or not, everyone gets introduced to the 
place through required P.E. classes. Some get turned off by 
being compelled like children to exercise for their own 
good. Others find it a chance to try and hold on to the 
physical vigor they maintained in high school for a little 
while longer. 

On a campus which lacks any real social center, the gym 
serves a significant purpose in providing a place to hang out 
in interims between classwork and homework, particularly 
for commuting students. This idea of providing a social 
focus for a decentralized campus is an important aspect of 
the entire athletic program at WPI. One of the rare times 
fraternity and non-fraternity students associate to any large 
degree outside the classroom is when they compete with 
each other in intramural sports, or when they support a 
WPI team against another school. 

Herein lies the raison d'etre of the athletic program at 
Tech as I see it. Its purpose isn't to compel freshmen and 
sophomores to learn a "lifetime sport," or serve as a 
criterion for selecting people to fraternities or honor 
societies. Even the notion of providing a competitive outlet 
isn't that important; God knows there's enough competi- 
tion in the classroom. What athletics really provides at 
Worcester Tech is a starting point on which to build a 
campus community. Sports might not be the best or only 
way of accomplishing this, but at WPI it's a good start. 



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Football Leaders 








Passing 


Art. 


Comp. 


Int. 


Net Yds. 


TD's 


Steve Joseph 


176 


75 


13 


955 


9 


Rushing 


Car. 


Gain 


Loss 


Net Yds. 


TD's 


Charlie Deschenes 


115 


525 


12 


513 


1 


Wayne Pitts 


93 


405 


20 


385 


-> 

3 


Steve Slavick 


90 


377 





377 


6 


Receiving 


Rec. 


Yds. 


TD's 






Jim Buell 


42 


550 


4 






Wayne Pitts 


23 


227 


5 






Punting 


Kick 


Yds. 


Ave. 






Ralph N'oblin 


22 


766 


34.8 






Scoring 


TD 


Con 


PAT 


FG 


Points 


Wayne Pitts 


8 


1 








50 


Steve Slavick 


6 











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Jim Buell 


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24 


Bob Aubrey 








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FOOTBALL (2-6) 

The WPI football season ended on 
a disappointing note with a 22-18 loss 
to Norwich. The really bright spot of 
the season was the 26-0 upset win over 
Wesleyan on Homecoming Day. That 
day even-thing seemed to work. 

Scores don't tell the whole story. 
Over eight games, the Engineers' total 
offense covered an average of 322 
yards compared with 302 for the 
opponents. In the scoring column, the 
one that counts, WPI averaged a field 
goal less than the opposition. 14 inter- 
ceptions and 10 of 15 fumbles lost 
also hurt. 

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their last season. Joseph led the of- 
fense with a total of 971 yards this 
season. Steve's improved passing ac- 
counted for 9 touchdowns. Deschenes 
was a key to the WP1 running game, 
averaging 4.5 yards a carry. Tight end 
Tom Staehr and tackle co-captain Vin 
Colonero are the other seniors on the 
offensive team. The defense will lose 
tackle John Cuth and line backers 
co-captain Jeff Petry and John 
O'Donnell. 

However, hopes springs eternal in 
the breast of a football coach and Mel 
Massucco is already looking to 1972 
when a host of talent from this year's 
JV team (with an impressive 3-0 rec- 
ord) will be scrambling for the vacated 
spots. This year's varsity veterans will 
be back with a lot more experience 
and a little pre-season polishing should 
turn the 1972 team into one which 
may surprise a great many of the 
experts. 

Season's Record 
Opponent WPI Score 

UNION 28 20 

BOWDOIN .... 35 14 

MIDDLEBURY ... 35 17 

BATES 15 31 

WESLEYAN .... 26 

COASTGUARD . .31 23 

RPI 28 21 

NORWICH .... 22 18 



SOCCER (5-5-1) 



Player 

Jack Blaisdell 
Bill Gemmer 
Bruce Kern 
Gus Boucher 



Leading Point Scorers 

Goals 
12 

7 



Opponent 

U HARTFORD ... 4 

HOLY CROSS ... 3 

TUFTS 6 

MIT 4 

BU o 

LOWELL TECH . . 

CLARK 2 

ASSUMPTION ... 

COASTGUARD . . 1 

UMASS 2 

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Assists 
3 
2 
6 
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WPI 

Score 
1 
4 
1 
3 
2 
6 
5 
4 

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HELP! 



In order to complete the WPI Archives, the Gordon Library needs to find 
copies of the following WPI Aftermaths and Peddlers: 

1883 1887 1905 

1884 1889 1906 

1885 1898 1907 

1886 1904 1911 

In addition, the Library would like one additional copy of those books from 
the following years: 

1882 1896 1908 

1890 1897 1943 

Any alumnus or friend who can help out by supplying one of these 18 
volumes will be performing an invaluable service to WPI. Contributions 
should be sent (carefully protected against the ravages of the mails) to: 

Albert G. Anderson, Jr., Librarian 
George C. Gordon Library 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 



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CROSS COUNTRY (8-4) 



Frank Sannella's Cross Country team 
completed this last season with a fine 
8 and 4 record, one of Tech's best 
records in many years. And as seen 
with other fall sports, the promise of 
next year is with young, up-and- 
comers on the varsity squad. 



Senior co-captain Mike Malone led 
Tech runners most of the year. The 
big surprises were frosh Chris Keenan 
and Fran O'Connell who did yeomen 
service behind Mike. Returning to 
back these frosh are juniors Dick 
Filippetti, Dick Stockdale and Andy 
Murch. 



Season's Record 



WPI 

MIT 

WPI 

WPI 

TUFTS 

WPI 

WPI . 

WILLIAMS 

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WORCESTER STATE 40 


ASSUMPTION 


.65 


. . 23 


RPI .... 


.49 


WPI . . . . 


. 54 


. . 24 


WESLEYAN 


. 35 






. . 23 


BATES . . . 


. 36 






. . 21 


WPI .... 


. 37 






. . 23 


BRANDEIS 


. 32 






. . 30 


AMHERST 


.40 


BENTLEY . . 


. 72 


18V2 


WPI .... 


37'/2 






. . 15 


TRINITY . . 


.45 







The WPI booters finished the 1971 
season with a 5-5-1 record. The season 
was a slight letdown from last year's 
New England College Champs, but the 
experience gained by this year's young 
team should be of valuable help when 
Coach King leads them on the '72 
campaign. 

The offensive punch will lack the 
goal scoring of senior standout, Jack 
Blaisdell, but sophomore Bill Gemmer 



seems to be Jack's likely successor at 
this role. Returning scorers will also 
see Gus Boucher and Bucky Kashiwa 
around for another year's service. 

The defense will ably back up the 
team with standouts Steve Williams 
and Bill Johnson returning to aid 
promising goal tender Marc Frodyma. 
A year wiser, Tech's young squad will 
look forward to improving their .500 
performance of this season. 



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WPI students were involved in a 
campus-wide demonstration November 
12 and 13. It was a demonstration of 
concern for others which took the 
form of a marathon basketball for 
charity. The final score of the 24 hour 
game was 905 to 735 but the real 
winner was the Worcester Area United 
Appeal Fund which received the 
$1600 raised in the project. 

The event was the brainchild of 
Steve Baum, '73, Bill Delphos, '74, 
co-chairmen of the game committee 
and Anthony "Tim" Longo, '72, presi- 
dent of the Interfraternity Council. 

It was not a marathon in the sense 
that the same players shuffled around 
the court to exhaustion. The 12 WPI 
fraternities fielded teams which played 
in rotation against a variety of chal- 
lengers. The opening round set the 
stage when the game committee wear- 
ing football jerseys and shoulder pads 
put up a valiant effort against a team 
of junior co-eds. They were followed 
by a team of deans from Worcester 
colleges who appeared in caps and 
gowns but quickly dispensed with the 
encumbering costumes. 

The extra attractions really made 
the game memorable for the crowds in 
attendance. Door prizes, generously 
donated by local business firms, were 
awarded every half hour. Baked goods 
contributed by campus secretaries and 
faculty wives were sold in the refresh- 
ment stand or auctioned off. There 
were slave auctions in which volun- 
teers agreed to work for the highest 
bidder for a few hours. 

These were some of the memora- 
ble highlights: Miss Worcester County 
judged the Hot Pants Contest (for men 
only). Winner was popular math in- 
structor Dick Olson who hadn't 




planned to enter until M. C. Bill Trask 
got the crowd to bid $21 to the fund 
if Ollie would allow his pants to be cut 
off at the knees so he would be 
eligible. Father Peter Scanlon, Catholic 
campus chaplain, later made the high 
bid when Ollie's shredded pants were 
auctioned off. 

Sig Ep bought the services of Phi 
Kappa Theta and Delta Sigma Tau in 
the slave auction and ended up with 
the cleanest house on campus. Prof. 
Alvin Weiss was bought at auction by 
ATO and later was high bidder for the 
ATO "slaves". "I had to protect my 
interests," he said. 

The most improbable door prize 
winner was the girl from Rio de 
Janeiro, Brazil, who won a Flexible 
Flyer sled. 

For a bid of $5, Prof. Harit 
Majmudar did a one minute Indian 
Headstand in the middle of Harrington 
Auditorium to the delight of the 
crowd. 

Services of WPI security officers, 
custodians and electricians were all 
donated for the game. So too were the 
services of professional basketball ref- 
erees and guest announcers. 

Among the players were teams 
from other Worcester colleges plus 
church and high schools teams. Togo 
Palazzi, former Holy Cross All-Amcri- 
can basketball star and later a profes- 
sional in the National Basketball As- 
sociation, sparked a team of student 
nurses from Memorial Hospital against 
Sig Ep. The Officers of the ROTC 
unit, including a full colonel and three 
majors, played valiantly but were no 
match for the more experienced team 
from Phi Gam. 

Almost 300 people played on the 
court during the game and hundreds 



more were on hand, even into the 
small hours of the morning to cheer 
their favorites. "In my 14 years on the 
campus, I've never seen a project that 
so many students became so deeply 
involved in at one time," said Dean 
Trask. "They are already starting to 
plan for next year's game." Maybe by 
then, Dean Trask will have his voice 
back after his 24 hour stint as master 
of ceremonies, auctioneer, and super 
star on the dean's team. 




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THE WPI JOURNAL h 



Our 40th reunion was held at the 
Yankee Drummer in Auburn, Mass. on 
Friday evening, June 4, 1971. Presi- 
dent and Mrs. Hazzard shared dinner 
with us. We felt honored to have our 
college president for at least a portion 
of our reunion. 

The principal business of the meet- 
ing was a report by Robert Barrett, 
Chairman of our 50th Reunion Gift 
Committee. His report indicates that 
our class now has cash contributions in 
the amount of $5,105 toward this gift 
with $3,418 in outstanding pledges. 
This amount has been contributed by 
25 of our 120 class members, 14 of 
whom have paid their pledges in full. 
We have reached 20 per cent of our 
goal in the past five years since this 
program was initiated at our 35th 
Reunion. 

Most of the Class members partici- 
pated in Alumni Day on the Hill on 
Saturday. 

Those who were able to come 
were: 

Frank H. Andrews 
Robert and Noriene Barrett 
Edward and Ruth Bayon 
Robert and Gertrude Bumstead 
Benjamin and Marion Chadwick 
Edward S. and Mrs. Coe 
Russell and Elizabeth Corsini 
Harold and Anne Marie Cutler 
Albert and Doris Demont 
William and Anne Dennison 
Theodore and Martha Fish 
Paul and Dorothy Fittz 
Henry and Lucine Friel 







CLASS OF 1931 



M. Dexter Gleason 
Wallace and Mary Gove 
Allan and Virginia Hall 
Edwin and Barbara Haskell 
John and Mary Hinckcliffe 
Ralph Hodgkinson 
Everett E. Johnson 
Trescott and Natalie Larchar 
Otis and Mrs. Mace 
John and Ruth Maloney 
Richard and June Marden 
Oliver and Margaret Merrill 
Edward and Hazel Rouse 
Trueman L. Sanderson 
George and Evelyn Smith 
Herbert and Henrietta Stewart 



Hurant and Anahid Tashjian 
Robert and Marion Taylor 
Francis and Nancy Townsend 
Harry and Rita Tyler 
Theodore L. Wanstall 
Robert and Ormell Williamson 
Charles and Elizabeth Woodward 
Gustav E. Mangsen 
Ben Rice 

Russell and Mrs. Libby 
Raymond Guenther 
Frederick A. Farrar 



Edward J. Bayon 
Secretary 



aJhe wpi journal 



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COMPLETED CAREERS 



Note: Through a typographical error, 
Julian B. Gouse whose obituary was 
published in the October 1971 issue of 
the Journal was identified as a member 
of the Class of 1914. He was a member 
of the Class of 1944. 



JAMES W. FREEMAN, '01 

James W. Freeman, '01 , died on June 8, 
1971 in W. Hartford, Conn. He was 94. 

Mr. Freeman was born in Bangor, Maine, 
March 7, 1877 and attended Moses Brown 
and Warren High Schools. He entered WPI in 
1897 and was graduated in 1901 with a 
degree in chemistry. 

Mr. Freeman was a high school teacher 
for seven years and in 1908 he became 
principal of the Noah Webster School in 
Hartford and was principal of the West 
Middle School from 1914 until his retire- 
ment in 1944. 

He leaves a daughter, Miss Sarah Free- 
man, and a brother, Arthur W. Freeman of 
Chathamport, Mass. 

LEWIS E. DICKINSON, '03 

Lewis E. Dickinson, 88, died February 
12, 1971, in Boonton, New Jersey. 

Born in Whitinsville, Mass., on Novem- 
ber 19, 1882, he attended Northbridge High 
School and entered WPI in 1899. An electri- 
cal engineering major, he was graduated 
from WPI in 1903. 

He was employed for three years by the 
General Electric Co. Test Dept., and later by 
General Storage Battery Co., and Westing- 
house Storage Battery Co. He retired in 
1948 from Bell Laboratories, New York, 
after 38 years of service. 

Mr. Dickinson was a member of the 
Telephone Pioneers of America and was on 
the Board of Adjusters and the Board of 
Assessors for Boonton, N.J. 

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Edward Bald- 
win of Boonton, three grandchildren and 
four great-grandchildren. 



P. ALDEN BEAMAN, '07 

P. Alden Beaman died October 7, 
1971 in Worcester, Mass., a! the age of 85. 



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Mr. Beaman was born at Princeton, 
Mass., on May 4, 1886. After attending 
Worcester Academy he entered WPI in 1903 
and graduated with a BS in Mechanical 
Engineering in 1907. 

He served as an engineer with the Odell 
Manufacturing Company from 1907 to 
1909. He was with F. P. Sheldon & Co., for 
a short time and then found employment 
with the Willett Sears organization from 
1909 to 1916. George W. Prentiss & Co. 
named him superintendent in 1916. In 1928 
he joined the Morgan Construction Co., 
retiring from that company in 1958 as 
department manager. 

Mr. Beaman was a member of the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 
While in retirement in Princeton, Mass., he 
served as electric light commissioner and 
library trustee. He was also a member of the 
Masonic Order. 

He is survived by his widow, Charlotte 
M. Beaman and daughter, Mrs. W. B. 
Flanders of Babylon, L.I., N.Y. 

CLIFTON C. QUIMBY, '07 

Clifton C. Quimby passed away on 
October 5, 1971 at the Blueberry Lane 
Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. 

Mr. Quimby was born in Sandwich, 
N.H., on February 17, 1884. He attended 
Worcester English High and entered WPI in 
1903. After graduating from WPI in 1907 
with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he 
accepted a position with the American 
Telephone & Telegraph Company, Long 
Lines Dept., in New York City. He remained 
with A. T. & T., throughout his working 
lifetime, until his retirement in 1950. At 
retirement he was general superintendent of 
motor vehicles and supplies. 

Mr. Quimby was a member of Theta Chi 
Fraternity. From 1940 to 1947 he was 
secretary of the Selective Service Board No. 
5 for Essex County, N.J. He was a member 
of the Sons of the American Revolution. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. 
Beatrice A. Quimby. 

AVERY SMITH, '08 
Avery Smith died September 30, 1970, 
in Kenmore, New York. He was 84 at the 
time of his death. 



Mr. Smith was born in Grafton, Mass., 
September 14, 1886 and attended Grafton 
High School. In 1904 he entered WPI and 
graduated in 1908 with a degree in chemis- 
try. 

He was employed as a chemist by 
Acheson Graphite Co., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 
In December, 1908, he went to work for E. 
I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., a career 
which spanned 43 years. 

Mr. Smith was a member of the F. & 
A.M., the R.A.M. and the American Chem- 
ical Society. 

JOHN WOODCOCK, '09 

John Woodcock, a man who worked 39 
years for American Telephone & Telegraph 
Co., has passed away at the age of 87. He 
died October 31, 1970 in Andover, N.J. 

A native of Leicester, Mass., he attended 
Worcester South High School before enter- 
ing WPI in 1904, where he majored in 
electrical engineering. He was a 32nd degree 
Mason. 

PHILIPC. KNEIL, '11 

Philip C. Kneil died Sept. 13, 1971 in 
Napa, California. He was 83. 

Mr. Kneil was born in Ticonderoga, 
N.Y., on April 24, 1888. After graduating 
from Saratoga Springs High School, he 
entered WPI in 1907. In 1911 he received 
his BS degree in civil engineering. 

During his lifetime he served as a drafts- 
man for B. S. Brown; an engineer for Smith 
& Lovett and later for SMI Engineering. 
From 1918 to 1919 he was a sergeant for 
the U.S. Army in France. He held the 
positions of inspector, fire protection repre- 
sentative, and special agent for the Factory 
Insurance Association from 1919 until his 
retirement in 1956. 

Mr. Kneil was a member of Tau Beta Pi 
Scholastic Honorary and the Masonic Order. 

He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. 
Mary Sward of Napa, California and Mrs. 
Jacob Hotchkiss of Loudonville, N.Y.; a 
son, Thomas Kneil of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, 
Miss Caroline Kneil of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; 
and seven grandchildren. 

CHARLES L. NEVENS, '12 
Charles L. Nevens died May 7. 1971, in 
Remsen, New York at the age of 81 . 

THE WPI JOURN 



., 



Born on December 31, 1889, in Lewis- 
ton, Maine, he was graduated from Lewiston 
High School. He entered WPI in 1908 and 
received a degree in civil engineering in 
1912. 

He worked for three years as an in- 
spector for Factory Insurance Association in 
Hartford, Connecticut. He also worked for 
17 years for the Hartford Fire Insurance 
Co., first as an assistant superintendent- 
special risk department; and later as a 
superintendent-special risk department in 
the Chicago office. At the time of his 
retirement in 1956, Mr. Nevens was presi- 
dent of the General Underwriters Insurance 
Agency where he had worked for twenty- 
four years. 

Mr. Nevens belonged to the National 
Fire Protection Association, the Unitarian 
Church and the Masons. 

NED F. NUTTER, "13 

Ned F. Nutter died February 6, 1971 in 
Truro, Nova Scotia, at the age of 83. 

A native of Farmington, N.H., he was 
I born on June 13, 1887 and attended Port- 
I land (Maine) High School. He received his 
(degree from WPI in 1913 in civil engi- 
I neering. 

He worked as a draftsman for Chicago & 
IJoliet Electric Co. and as an inspector for 
Western Union Telegraph Co. 

He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega 
(fraternity and was a registered professional 
lengineer in Nova Scotia. 

CARL F. FRITCH, '14 

Carl F. Fritch, a former construction 
engineering executive, passed away on June 
16,1971. 

He was born June 30, 1892 in Wollas- 
ton, Mass. After graduating from Attleboro 
High School he entered WPI in 1910. Upon 
eceiving his BS in civil engineering in 1914 
he accepted a position with the National 
Fireproofing Company, New York City. 

His next employment was with Westing- 
house, Church, & Kerr. From 1918 until 
1923 he served in the U.S. Navy at the 
Bureau of Yards & Docks, Navy Dept., 
Washington, D.C. The Turner Construction 
Company, New York City, named him 
purchasing agent and project manager in 
1923, positions which he held until 1946. 
Later he was made president of Federal 
Constructors, Incorporated, Chicago, 

Illinois. In 1950 he accepted the presidency 
of the E. W. Sproul Construction Company, 
Iso in Chicago. Prior to his death he was 
with Pepper Construction Co. 

Mr. Fritch was a member of Skull and 
Tau Beta Pi Scholastic Honorary. He also 
belonged to Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. 

Among his survivors are his widow, Mrs. 
Ida Marble Fritch, and two sons, Robert F. 
Fritch of Palatine, Illinois, and CARL F. 
FRITCH of the Class of 1940. 



EARL VAN VLIET HIGBEE, '15 

Earl V. Higbee, 78, retired assistant to 
the general manager of Stanley Tools, divi- 
sion of the Stanley Works, died August 7, 
1971 in Westerley, R.I. after a short illness. 

A native of Northampton, Mass., he 
attended Northampton High School and 
entered WPI in 1911. He was graduated 
from Sheffield Scientific School of Yale 
University in 1915. He worked 40 years for 
Stanley Tools Co., beginning work on pro- 
duction, engineering and special manage- 
ment assignments for the Stanley Works 
Hardware division in 1920. In 1925 he was 
transferred to the engineering department of 
Stanley Tools, and later that year to a 
special research department, where he was 
supervisor for several years. He was later 
appointed as head of the engineering depart- 
ment and supervisor of maintenance and the 
tool room. In 1927, he became supervisor of 
several other factory departments and was 
named superintendent in 1929 and general 
superintendent in 1943. 

During World War I, he was a second 
lieutenant in the Signal Corps and Motor 
Transport Corps, and during World War II 
was coordinator of Civil Defense for New 
Britain factories. 

A member and one-time president of the 
Rotary Club, he was also an incorporator of 
New Britain General Hospital and a member 
of the YMCA. He had been a member and 
past director of the Yale Club. 

He leaves his wife, Gertrude Kadue 
Higbee. 

CARLTON R. SMITH, '15 

Carlton R. Smith died June 5, 1971 in 
Enfield, Conn. 

Born in South Hadley Falls, Mass., on 
Sept. 23, 1893, he was educated at Tech- 
nical High, Springfield, and later attended 
WPI. 

During his lifetime he saw service with 
Adams and Royton, Inc.; D. O'Connell & 
Sons; and the State Department in Spring- 
field, Mass., where he was a foreman. Later 
he was with Charles D. Farnsworth, Inc.; 
Converse Carlisle Coal Co., and the Spring- 
field Coal Co. 

Mr. Smith was a member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa and the Masonic Order. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. 
Mildred Lay Smith, and two daughters. 

RALPHS. FARNUM, '16 

Ralph S. Farnum died April 13, 1971 at 
the age of 77. Born October 4, 1893 in 
North Andover, he attended Johnson High 
School there. 

He worked 30 years for U. S. Rubber 
Co., first in Hartford, Conn, and later in 
Detroit, Mich. Prior to that he worked for 
three years as an engineer for John and 
Stevens Co. in Lowell, Mass., for the Fuller 
Brush Co. in Hartford, and Reed and Prince 
Co. in Worcester. He was a sergeant in the 
U.S. Army and a World War I veteran. 



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WPI JOURNAL 



A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon frater- 
nity, he also belonged to the Society of 
Technical Safety Engineers, the National 
Safety Council, the American Legion, and 
the Masons. 

THOMAS W. FARNSWORTH, '16 

Thomas W. Farnsworth died in October 
of 1971. 

He was born in Brookline, Mass., on 
August 23, 1891 and later attended the 
Tilton School, Tilton, N.H. In 1912 he 
entered WPI and graduated with a BS in 
Mechanical Engineering in 1916. 

During his working life he was associ- 
ated with Nordyke and Marmon Co., Indian- 
apolis, Ind.; served from 1918 to 1920 in 
the U.S. Army with Near East Relief in 
Turkey; and was also employed by the 
Hartford Machine Screw Co.; Fuller Brush 
Co.; Sea Sled Corporation; and Bendix 
Aviation Corp. After retiring from Bendix in 
1961 he was with M. G. Steele Co., Rome, 
N.Y. 

Mr. Farnsworth was a member of Alpha 
Tau Omega, the Hartford Engineers Club, 
and the Society of Naval Architects and 
Marine Engineers. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret 
Mowbray Farnsworth and two sons, Thomas 
Webster and Alpheus Mowbray. 

WALFRED A. WALLSTEN, '16 

Walfred A. Wallsten, 77, died September 
10 in Worcester, Mass. 

Born in Worcester on March 1, 1894, he 
was educated at South High School and 
graduated from WPI in 1916 with a degree 
in Civil Engineering. Early in life he was 
employed by the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad and the F. T. Ley Co. 

Retiring 12 years ago, he worked 39 
years as division engineer for the American 
Steel and Wire Division, U.S. Steel Corpora- 
tion, Worcester. He was a World War I Army 
veteran, having served as a lieutenant in 
France and Germany in the Engineering 
Corps. 

Mr. Wallsten was a member of the 
Worcester Tech Old Timers Club; Shrews- 
bury Finance Committee; and the Morning 
Star Lodge of Masons from which he re- 
ceived his 50-year medal this year. He was 
also a member of the Greendale Retired 
Men's Club of St. Petersburg, Fla., and the 
Connecticut Valley Shell Club. 

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Hildur Park 
Wallsten; a son, Richard P. Wallsten of 
Sudbury, Mass.; two daughters, Mrs. Harry 
Drake of Franklin, Ohio; and Mrs. Wilbert 
T. Moore, Jr., Shrewsbury, Mass.; a brother, 
George B. Wallsten and a sister, Mrs. C. R. 
Lindgren, both of Holden, Mass.; and six 
grandchildren. 

EDWARD L. KRANZ, '18 

Edward L. Kranz, 75, died February 10, 
1971 in Worcester, where he had lived for 
45 years. 



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Born in Fall River, Mass., he attended 
B.M.C. Durfee High School there. He gradu- 
ated in 1914, at which time he entered WPI. 
He was graduated from the school in 1918 
with a degree in civil engineering. 

He was a registered professional engineer 
in Massachusetts. For 42 years he was 
employed by Eastern Bridge Structural Steel 
Co., and for the last three years by United 
Structural Steel Co. 

He was a member of First Baptist 
Church and the Kiwanis Club. He also 
belonged to Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. 

His wife, Mrs. Agnes (Janson) Kranz, 
died in 1956. 

He leaves a son, Donald J. of Wayland, 
and a brother, Harold P. of Squantum. 

ALDEN G. CARLSON, '19 

Alden G. Carlson passed away Sept. 28, 
1971 in Worcester, Mass., at the age of 73. 

He was born in Worcester on July 2, 
1898, attended South High School, and 
graduated from WPI in 1919. 

Mr. Carlson was a licensed electrical 
engineer and had served in various capacities 
throughout the years with John A. Stevens; 
Springfield Ornamental Iron Works; Eastern 
Bridge; and Richard French Iron Works. In 
1933 he joined Riley Stoker Corp., 
Worcester, and remained there as a struc- 
tural engineer until his retirement. He was a 
second infantry lieutenant in World War I. 

He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, 
Tau Beta Pi, Skull, the Masonic Order, the 
Worcester Engineers Society, and the Ameri- 
can Institute of Steel Construction. 

ALLEN D. HAMMOND, '19 

Allen D. Hammond, 74, died April 29, 
1971 after a year's illness. 

He was born February 23, 1897 in 
Brockton, Mass. In 1915 he was graduated 
from Fairhaven (Mass.) High School, and 
later that year began his studies at WPI, 
majoring in electrical engineering. 

He served in the U.S. Army in the States 
and in England during World War I. During 
his business career he was a cotton salesman 
for CO. Foster & Co., New Bedford, Mass. 
and later as a supervisor for John Hancock 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Boston, retir- 
ing from that company in 1957. 

He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha 
fraternity. 

JOHN S. NASON, '21 

John S. Nason passed away January 4, 
1971 in Otis, Mass. He would have been 73 
last February. 

Born Feb. 3, 1898 in Westboro, Mass., 
he attended the Pawling School in N.H. 
before entering WPI in 191 7. 

He was associated with the J.S. Nason 
Co., of Westboro. 

Mr. Nason was a member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa fraternity and was a Mason. 

His wife, Alice Broadbent Nason, died in 
1952. 



EDWARD L. CAMPBELL, '22 

Edward L. Campbell, executive, died 
July 21 , 1971 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada at 
the age of 70. 

He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on March 
24, 1901 and attended Westfield, Mass., 
High School. In 1922 he graduated from 
WPI with a BS degree in civil engineering. 

From 1922 to 1926 he worked as an 
engineer for the Illinois Division of High- 
ways. In 1966 he retired as President and 
General Manager of Armco Drainage and 
Metal Products of Canada, Ltd., after 40 
years of service. 

Mr. Campbell was a member of Lambda 
Chi Alpha, the Association of Professional 
Engineers of Ontario, and the Engineers 
Club of Toronto. He was past-president of 
the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, Guelph 
Rotary Club, Guelph Country Club, Junc- 
tion Railway Co., and the Corrugated Metal 
Pipe Institute. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Goldie 
Brierton Campbell; a son, Robert E. Camp- 
bell of Toronto; a son, William L. Campbell 
of New York; daughter, Mrs. Malcolm 
MacKinnon of Short Hills, N.J.; sisters, Mrs. 
L. D. Carter of Charlestown, N.H. and Mrs. 
B. T. Richardson, Goshen, N.H.; and six 
grandchildren. 

GEORGES. LIEBECK, '23 

George S. Liebeck died in DuPage, III. 
on August 23, 1970 at the age of 69. Born 
in Holyoke, Mass. on April 23, 1901, he 
attended High School in Springfield, Mass. 
and Chester (Pa.) High School. He entered 
WPI in 1919, graduating four years 
later with a degree in electrical engineering. 

For thirty-seven years, Mr. Liebeck 
worked as an engineer with the American 
Telephone and Telegraph Co. 

Earlier he had taught electrical engineer- 
ing at the University of Missouri, the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota and the University of 
Nebraska. 

He was a member of Sigma Xi. 

RUSSELL S. DAVENPORT, '24 

It was recently reported that Russell D. 
Davenport passed away May 27, 1969 in 
Lexington, Mass., at the age of 67 years. 

Born on February 18, 1902, he attended 
Staunton Military Academy and WPI in later 
years. He was self-employed as proprietor of 
Davenport's Garden Center & Flower Shop 
in Lexington. 

Mr. Davenport was a member of Phi 
Gamma Delta. 

ARTHUR G. RAND, '26 
Arthur G. Rand, self-employed invest- 
ment broker, died March 26, 1971 at his 
home in Wellesley, Mass. He was 68. 

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in 
Portsmouth, N.H. 34 years. Graduating 
from Portsmouth (New Hampshire) High 
School in 1922, he entered WPI that year. 



In addition to ownership of the Arthur 
Rand Co., he had worked for the Boston 
Safe Deposit and Trust Co. as a teller, and 
for Blyth & Co., Inc. and John Calhoun Co. 
as a salesman. 

While at WPI he was a member of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon fraternity. 

Mr. Rand leaves a son, Dr. Arthur G., Jr. 
of Kingston, R.I.; two daughters, Mrs. 
Martha Nacke of Holyoke and Mrs. Mary C. 
Streb of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; and nine 
grandchildren. 

HOWARD B. SMITH, '26 

Howard B. Smith, once president of The 
Middletown Savings Bank in Conn, and a 
man active in civic affairs, died February 4, 
1971 in Old Saybrook, Conn, after a long 
illness. He was 67. 

Born in Boston, January 3, 1904, he 
attended South High School in Worcester. 
In 1922 he entered WPI, majoring in civil 
engineering. 

He worked with the bank for 22 years 
and under his guidance the bank's assets 
grew from $23 million to assets exceeding 
$1 12 million at the time of his retirement in 
1969. Mr. Smith began as treasurer and 
chief executive officer of the institution and 
after four years was elected president and 
chief executive officer, remaining in that 
position until his retirement in April, 1969. 

He was a leader in the savings bank 
industry for many years, working as a 
member of the faculty of the graduate 
school of banking at Rutgers University for 
twelve years and later on the faculty of the 
graduate school of savings banking at Brown 
University for two years. He belonged to the 
Savings Banks Association of Connecticut 
and the National Association of Mutual 
Savings Banks, serving on several com- 
mittees. 

He lived in Middletown for 22 years, 
during which time he was active in numer- 
ous civic activities. He was president and 
director of the Northern Middlesex YMCA, 
general campaign chairman and president of 
The United Fund, and was a director of 
Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown 
Industrial Development Corp. and the Rock- 
fall Corp. He also was a vice president and 
secretary of the Midstate Regional Planning 
Agency, serving as one of the original 
agency officers, and was the first secretary 
of the Middletown Parking Authority. In 
1968 he was named Outstanding Citizen by 
the Chamber of Commerce for his business 
leadership, community contributions and 
humanitarian efforts. He served several 
terms on the Republican Town Committee 
and was party candidate for the State 
Legislature in 1962. 

He leaves his widow, Florence B. Smith; 
a son, H. Morton of Worcester; two 
brothers, J. Frederick of Arlington, Texas, 
and Leslie of Tallahassee, Fla., and three 
grandchildren. 



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VERNE K. PITFIELD, '27 

Verne K. Pitfield, manager of the 
Newark branch of the Great Western Life 
Assurance Co. for 24 years, passed away this 
summer. He was 64. 

Born July 9, 1906 in Millis, Mass., he 
attended Classical High School in Worcester 
before entering WPI in 1923. He was gradu- 
ated with the class of 1927 with a degree in 
civil engineering. 

He was a member of Theta Chi frater- 
nity and Sigma Xi. 

He leaves his wife. Rose Gallaher Pit- 
field; two daughters, Mrs. Peter Bayer of 
Berwyn, Pa. and Miss Marjorie Pitfield of 
Maplewood, N.J.; two sons, David of West- 
field, Mass. and Philip of New York City, 
and five grandchildren. 

EDWARD S. COURVILLE, '29 

Edward S. Courville, 65, passed away 
September 1 , 1971 in Torrington, Conn. 

He was born October 27, 1905 in 
Cambridge, Mass., and attended North High 
School, Worcester. After graduating from 
WPI in 1929 with a degree in mechanical 
engineering, he went with the Hendey 
Machine Company for two years. 

In 1931 he joined Torrington Company, 
retiring as plant manager of the Excelsior 
plant in 1970 after 40 years of service. 

Mr. Courville was a member of the B. 
P.O.E., City Club, and Litchfield County 
Engineers Club. 

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Irene Lemire 
Courville; two brothers, Charles and William 
Courville; a sister, Mrs. Charles Casey, all of 
Worcester, Mass., and several nieces and 
nephews. 

J. HOWARD GERMAIN, '29 

J. Howard Germain, vice president of 
Johnson & Higgins, New York City, died 
October 7, 1971. 

He was born on August 13, 1906 in 
Worcester, Mass. He attended South High 
School and graduated from WPI in 1929 
with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

After serving as assistant manager of the 
Factory Insurance Association, he became 
associated with Johnson & Higgins in 1955, 
a firm for which he was an executive at the 
time of his death. 

Mr. Germain was a member of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon. He was the brother of JOHN 
E. GERMAIN, '38. 

OLIVER B.MERRILL, '31 

Oliver B. Merrill, manufacturer, passed 
away on September 3, 1971 at South 
Hampton, N.H. He was 61 . 

He was born Nov. 27, 1909 in Ames- 
bury, Mass., and attended Amesbury High 
School. After receiving his Mechanical Engi- 
neering Degree from WPI in 1931, he was 
employed by the Bailey Co., where by 1946 
he was advanced to the position of assistant 

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chief engineer. At the time of his death he 
was president and treasurer of Warren Manu- 
facturing Corporation, Newfields, N.H. He 
was also a founder of Warren Corp. which 
manufactures parts for automobiles. 

Mr. Merrill was a member of Warren 
Lodge, A. F. & A. M., the South Hampton 
Planning Board, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. He 
was an antique car enthusiast, past president 
of the Profile Automobile League of New 
Hampshire, and a member of the Rolls 
Royce Owners Club. 

Besides his wife, Margaret O'Neil Merrill, 
he leaves a son, John W. Merrill, South 
Hampton; a daughter. Miss Amanda A. 
Merrill, South Hampton; two sisters, Mrs. 
David C. Bailey, Amesbury and Mrs. William 
B. Walker, Northboro, Mass.; two grandsons 
and several nieces and nephews. 

ESTUS B. HOWARD, '32 

Estus B. Howard died on April 18, 
1971 . He was 60 years old. 

Born on December 8, 1910 in 
Worcester, Mass., he attended Grafton, 
Mass., High School and WPI. After holding 
several jobs as a foreman in the Worcester 
area, he moved to Florida in the 1940's and 
became secretary-treasurer of the Waverly 
Growers Co-operative, one of the largest 
individual co-operatives in the United 
States. 

FREDERICK F. WHITE, JR., '40 

Frederick F. White, a research chemist 
with the electrochemical department of the 
E. I. du Pont de Nemours Co., died March 
28, 1971 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He was 52. 

A native of Aberdeen, Mississippi, he 
attended Aberdeen High School. He was 
graduated from high school in 1937 and 
from WPI in 1940 with a degree in electrical 
engineering. He later did graduate work at 
the University of Buffalo and Pennsylvania. 

He began work for du Pont in 1945 
after serving in the Army Air Corps in which 
he had been a pilot from 1940. Before the 
war he worked for Virginia Electric & Power 
Co. in Richmond, Va. as a distribution 
engineer. 

He was a member of the American 
Institute of Electrical Engineers, the Re- 
search Society of America and the Delaware 
Astronomical Society. He was a brother of 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Marion 
White; a son, Hudson of Toronto; a 
daughter, Bowden Lou; a brother, Arthur H. 
of New Mexico; and his mother, Mrs. 
Judson Chastain of Grenada, Miss. 

JOHN N. WHOLEAN, '44 

Word has been received of the death of 
John N. Wholean who died at the age of 49 
in Wise, on October 17, 1970. 

Born June 7, 1921, he was a native of 
Springfield, Mass. and graduated from Mon- 
son (Mass.) Academy before entering WPI. 



He was graduated from WPI in 1947 with a 
degree in mechanical engineering. While 
here, his activities included participation in 
intramural swimming and in the Nautical 
Association. 

He served with the United States Naval 
Reserve from 1942 to 1946 and rose to the 
rank of Quartermaster 2/c. He was later 
employed by The Torrington Co., Bearing 
Divisions, Milwaukee, Wis. 

He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa 
fraternity and Skull. 

RICHARD E. CAVANAUGH, '52 

Richard E. Cavanaugh, vice-president in 
charge of contracts for San-Vel Concrete 
Corp. in Littleton, Mass., died Feb. 15, 
1971 in Concord, Mass. after a brief illness. 
He was 40 years old at the time of his death. 

A native of Ware, Mass., he was presi- 
dent of his senior class at Palmer High 
School in Palmer, Mass. before entering WPI 
in 1948. A graduate of the class of 1952, he 
majored in civil engineering and was a 
member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity and 
Pi Delta Epsilon. While at WPI he joined the 
Tech News, the Newman Club, and the 
Orchestra and Band and was also a student 
member of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers. 

He was a registered professional engineer 
in Massachusetts and Iowa and was a mem- 
ber of the American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers. He was a director of the American 
Concrete Institute, chairman of the Fire 
Rating Committee of the American Con- 
crete Institute, a member of the Fire Rating 
Committee of the Pre-Stressed Concrete 
Institute, and treasurer of the Pre-Stressed 
Concrete Association of New England. 
Active in civic affairs, he was a charter 
member of the Littleton Rotary Club, a 
member of the Littleton Permanent School 
Building Committee and member and past 
chairman of the Littleton School Planning 
Committee. 

He leaves his widow, Madeline Guenther 
Cavanaugh of Palmer, Mass.; two sons, 
Garrett T. P. who entered WPI in the fall of 
1971, and Richard E. Cavanaugh, Jr., both 
of Littleton. 



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YOUR CLASS AND OTHERS 




These class notes are based on information 
received in the Alumni Office up to Novem- 
ber 10, 1971. 



1896 

CLIFFORD RAYMOND HARRIS of 
the Class of 1896 has reached a goal that 
most of us can only dream about. On 
October 12, 1971, "Hink" as he is known 
by his friends celebrated his 100th birthday. 

In order to reach this goal he admits 
that he had a number of factors in his favor. 
First he was fortunate to have "chosen" 
long-lived grandparents. He also decided 
early in life not to tempt fate — he neither 
smokes nor drinks. 

"Hink", who has been a resident of 
Walnut Creek, Calif., since 1950, was born 
in 1871 in York, Nebraska. A few years 
prior to his birth his father had gone to 
Nebraska to survey and help lay out that 
state and had subsequently decided to settle 
there. 

The family moved to New Hampshire 
when Harris was still a youngster. Later he 
graduated from high school in Clinton, 
Mass. Following graduation he worked as a 
clerk for a time. He then entered Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute where he was awarded 
a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1896. 

Soon after graduation he helped to build 
locomotives in Philadelphia, Pa. Later he 
taught at WPI for several years. Worcester 
was then truly his home. In the following 
years he held a series of jobs in the 
Worcester area. 

After his teaching stint he took a job as 
chief draftsman for the Standard Plunger 
Elevator Co. and then served as an inspector 
for American Car and Foundry. His next 
Worcester position was with Ralph Morgan, 
the first manufacturer of three-ton trucks. 
While at the latter post he suffered an injury 
that led to his moving to a 150-acre farm in 
Millbury, Mass. There for 41 years he raised 
peach crops and Holstein cattle. 

During his Millbury residence, "Hink" 
served as town moderator for five years. 
Finally, in 1950, he sold his Millbury farm 
and moved to California to be nearer his 
family. His wife of 59 years, the former 
Anna Brown, died at the age of 87 in 1959. 



Today he lives in his own quarters at the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. Bess MacKamey 
of Walnut Creek. His son, JOSEPH P. 
HARRIS, '27, lives in Los Angeles. 

Harris still leads an active life. A mem- 
ber of his local senior citizens' club, he 
participated in trips to Alaska, Hawaii, and 
Mexico while in his 90's. Although a recent 
fall has left him with limited walking ability, 
he continues to participate in the club's 
meetings and card games. His fellow mem- 
bers often mention the many favors that 
their good friend "Hink" has done for them 
through the years. 

CLIFFORD RAYMOND HARRIS at 
the age of 100 years has a motto that others 
might do well to follow. After the many 
changes that he has seen during his lifetime 
he says, "I don't worry much about things 
now." 

1907 

DONALD H. MACE is currently residing 
in Sarasota, Florida. 

1912 

HARRISON G. BROWN writes that 
classmate HARLAND STUART (and Mrs. 
Stuart) became great grandparents in July. 
Harl is now a deacon and member of the 
building committee of his church. He also 
keeps in good physical condition repairing 
concrete walks for his neighbors. . . F. HOL- 
MAN WARING was named as honorary 
member of the Water Pollution Control 
Federation in October. The honor came in 
recognition of his notable career as a sani- 
tary engineer for the State of Ohio for 35 
years. A life member of the Water Pollution 
Control Federation, in 1960 he received the 
Federation's Charles Alvin Emerson Medal 
for outstanding service to the field. 

1927 

ELLSWORTH B. CARPENTER reports 
that he is retired but does see part-time duty 
as Vice President and Director of Utility 
Service & Maintenance, Inc. in Clayton, 
Mo. . . DONALD DODKIN is retired and 
living in Eastham, Maine. 

1928 

JOSEPH F. EMONDS has been ill for 
several months and would greatly appreciate 
hearing from his classmates. His address is: 
Laurec Manor Rest Home, Chestnut Street, 
Manchester, Conn. 06040. . . FREDERICK 
H. KNIGHT, vice president, secretary 
and corporate counsel of Corning Glass 
Works, retired on October 6th. He will 
continue to serve as corporation consultant. 



Prior to accepting his position with Corning 
he was a test engineer for General Electric 
Company and also a patent examiner with 
the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. 
A graduate of George Washington University 
Law School, he has been admitted to 
practice before the United States Courts for 
the District of Columbia, the Supreme 
Court of the United States, the U.S. Court 
of Customs and Patent Appeals, and the 
U.S. Patent Office. . . Laconia, N.H., is the 
address of WALTON P. LEWIS, who is now 
a real estate agent for Eagles Mere Realty in 
Gilford, N.H. 

1929 

Congratulations to the WAYNE S. 
BERRYS who have been awarded the 
Teddy Roosevelt award for 1971 for their 
long and devoted volunteer service at the 
Nassau County Medical Center in East 
Meadow, N.Y. They received the award 
prior to their moving to Spring Hill, Florida 
. . . HALBERT E. PIERCE, JR., Director of 
Planning for New England Power Planning, 
West Springfield, Mass., now lives on Bay- 
berry Lane, in West Millbury, Mass. 

1930 

Having retired from his position with 
the Atlantic-Richfield Co., NORMAN A. 
BUTTERFIELD now resides in Mexico, 
N.Y. . . After retiring from the General Elec- 
tric Co., in Bloomington, Ind., JOHN E. 
LAMPRON has moved to West Springfield, 
Mass. 

1931 

TRUEMAN L. SANDERSON has retired 
after serving 37 years with the New England 
Telephone and Telegraph Co. 

1932 

Living in Cromwell, Conn., is HENRY 
E. CARLSON, who is a sales associate with 
Kimball Associates of Hartford. 

1933 
FRANK F. DODGE reports that he is 
consulting actuary and vice president of 
Nelson & Warren, Inc., of Chicago. . . We 
have learned from J. ROY DRISCOLL that 
he has retired from the U.S. Steel Corp., 
following 37 years of service. . . Recently 
named manager of the Metropolitan District 
Commission is GILBERT U. GUSTAFSON 
of West Hartford, Conn. A past president of 
the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, 
he received the organization's H. Jackson 
Tippet Award in 1969 for extraordinary 
service to the engineering profession. He is a 
fellow of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers and author of numerous papers 
presented before engineering groups and 
service clubs. . . In September ARTHUR E. 
SMITH was named executive committee 
chairman of United Aircraft Corp. 



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THE WPI JOURNA1 



1936 

The vice president and general manager 
of Armour-Porter Co., Inc., JOHN A. 
PORTER, now makes his home in Shrews- 
bury, Mass. .. GEORGE P. WOOD writes 
that he is staff manufacturing engineer for 
Homelite Division-Textron, Inc., Gastonia, 
N.C. 

1937 

It was recently announced that 
FRANCIS S. HARVEY was one of seven 
persons appointed to membership on the 
new advisory committee for the Newman 
Division of the Department of Education of 
the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester. 
The committee will assist in developing 
channels of communication and cooperation 
in educational matters between the colleges 
and universities in Worcester County and 
the diocese. . . TALBOT F. WENTWORTH 
is senior vice president of the Federal 
Compress & Warehouse Co., in Memphis, 
Tenn. 

1938 

The newly elected chairman of the WPI 
Alumni Fund is RICHARD F. BURKE, JR., 
of Worcester. He will direct the solicitation 
of alumni contributions to the college dur- 
ing the academic year. 

1939 

RICHARD B. WILSON reports that he 
is principal at the Bill Reaser Co. in New- 
port Beach, Calif. 

1940 

The University of Connecticut at Storrs 
employs DR. RONALD S. BRAND as a 
professor of mechanical engineering and 
head of the department. He resides in 
Eastford. . . MARCUS A. RHODES, JR., 
won his sixth term on the Taunton, Mass., 
School Committee in the November elec- 
tion. He is assistant manager and treasurer 
of M. M. Rhodes & Sons, Inc., serves as a 
director of the United Fund, and as vice 
president of the Old Colony Historical 
Society. Mr. Rhodes is also completing his 
second two-year term on the Bristol-Plym- 
outh Regional Vocational Technical School 
Committee. 

1941 

After years of service as chief engineer 
with the American Forces Network-Berlin, 
MARVIN HANDLEMAN has retired and is 
living in Berlin, Germany. . . The Port 
Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 
Pa., employs LESLIE B. HARDING as 
assistant project engineer. Leslie currently 
resides in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. . . JOSEPH W. 
WHITAKER, JR., regional product manager 
for the Heald Division, Cincinnati Milacron 
Co., has moved to Troy, Mich. 



1942 

In residence at Long Beach, Calif., is 
PAUL C. YANKAUSKAS, who is now 
self-employed as a consultant. 



1943 

We have learned from COLIN H. HAND- 
FORTH that he is now Director of Practice 
Development for Stevens, Thompson & 
Runyon, Portland, Oregon. . . VICTOR E. 
KOHMAIM has been named a member of the 
programming staff at American Telephone 
and Telegraph, New York City. His home is 
in Verona, N.J. . . Torngren Co., Billerica, 
Mass., employs RAYMOND H. MAT- 
THEWS, manager of engineers. He lives in 
Beverly. 

1944 

CHESTER W. AMBLER, JR., who re- 
sides in Doylestown, Pa., is serving as 
Director of Sales Engineering with the Penn- 
sylvania-Pacific Corp. . . LEE G. CORDIER, 
JR., has three students in his family. His 
daughter, Barbara, is a junior at the Univer- 
sity of California; son, Lee, a freshman at 
Arizona State University; and daughter, 
Carol, a junior high student in Sacramento, 
Calif. Lee is Manager of Engineering for 
Campbell Soup's West Coast plants. 



1945 

Dorr-Oliver, Inc., of Stamford, Conn., 
has a new vice president of marketing in 
HAROLD FLEIT who recently moved from 
Wisconsin to Fairfield, Conn... PAUL N. 
KOKULIS is a partner in the law firm of 
Cushman, Darby & Cushman, which now 
has its offices at 1801 K Street, N. W., 
Washington, D.C. . . The senior development 
specialist for E. I. du Pont, Heat Transfer 
Products, Newport, Del. is HARRY W. 
SANDBERG. . . It has been reported that 
ALBERT P. TALBOYS is again in the 
United States after having spent some time 
in Peru. He is with the Office of Inter- 
national Health, OS, DHEW, Washington, 
D.C. 

1946 
DR. JOHN LOTT BROWN, professor of 
psychology and visual science at the Univer- 
sity of Rochester, has been appointed Direc- 
tor of the Center for Visual Science. The 
new director is a leading authority on 
problems in visual perception during space 
flights and on color vision and is the author 
of over 70 papers on physical, physiological, 
and psychological aspects of color and light. 
The Center which he now heads is one of 
the few in the world dedicated primarily to 
basic research and graduate and post-gradu- 
ate training in the visual sciences. . . Vice 
president of AATO Inc., Manchester, N.H., 
is DONALD A. FERGUSON, who makes his 



home in Bedford, N.H. . . DR. ROBERT B. 
HAYWARD is a registered representative for 
DeHaven & Townsend, Crouter & Bodine, 
Philadelphia, Pa. He resides in Ardmore, 
Pa. .. HAROLD L. SCHIMMACK has 
moved to Alexandria, Va. He is director of 
the Regional Operations Division at the 
Health, Education and Welfare Office in 
Washington, D.C. 



1947 

VINCENT A. ZIKE has a position as 
product line engineer with The Stanley 
Works, strapping systems division. New 
Britain, Conn. Plainville is his home. 

1948 
ALFRED D. RIGGS, JR., accounts rep- 
resentative for Wyman Gordon Co., has 
moved to Auburn, Mass. . . STURGIS A. 
SOBIN won his first full term as Mayor of 
Ansonia, Conn., in November. Prior to his 
election the candidate said, "I know that 
much has been accomplished under this 
Republican administration, much is in prog- 
ress and there is still more to do in the 
coming two years." Sobin was a member of 
the Board of Selectmen before he was 
elected to the Board of Aldermen in 1969. 
He served as chairman of the aldermanic 
education committee. He is a self-employed 
antiques dealer and restorer, is married and 
has five children. . . DR. ALBERT H. 
SOLOWAY, professor of medicinal chem- 
istry at Northeastern University, has been 
awarded three separate research grants total- 
ing $91,948. "Boron Protein for Chemo- 
Radiotherapy of Tumors" is his most recent 
grant. It was awarded by the Department of 
Health, Education, and Welfare, National 
Cancer Institute. Dr. Soloway said that he 
and his colleagues "are trying to make 
certain boron compounds that will localize 
in brain tumor cells without destroying 
normal brain tissue." The second grant, also 
from HEW, is entitled "Chemical Inhibitors 
of Plaque and Calculus". The major objec- 
tive of this research is to find chemicals that 
could be attached to the tooth surface and 
would prevent accumulation of plaque and 
tartar. The third research project, now in its 
fourth year, is "Metabolic Implications in 
Hyperbaric Systems", the object of which is 
to determine how oxygen is metabolized 
normally. . . ELIOT Z. BLOCK serves as a 
technical systems engineer for Computer 
Sciences Canada, Ltd., Montreal, Que. 

1949 

Now located in San Francisco, Cal., 
WILLSON C. APPLEGATE is manager of 
Ground Safety for United Air Lines. . . Adar 
Associates, Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., has 
named FRANCIS J. BIGDA as marketing 
manager. Lynnfield is his home. . . 
LEONARD W. FISH was made vice presi- 



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dent at the American Gas Association, Inc., 
in August. He also retains his title of 
Director, Planning. . . Holden resident 
ROBERT N. GOWING was recently ap- 
pointed director of commercial sales for the 
New England Electric System, Westboro, 
Mass. Prior to his promotion he was division 
sales manager in Worcester, a post he held 
since 1968. .. Employed as a supervisory 
aerospace engineer by the Electronic Sys- 
tems Division of the U.S. Air Force, Han- 
scom Field, Bedford, Mass., WILLIAM A. 
JACQUES makes his home in Newcastle, 
Maine. .. ELZEAR J. LEMIEUX is cur- 
rently manager of the vessel analytical divi- 
sion of M. W. Kellogg Co., Houston, Tex. . . 
DONALD R. SANDERS is associated with 
Scientific Components, Inc., of Linden, 
N.J. .. Vice president of Rotron, Inc., 
Woodstock, N.Y., is WILLIAM G. SLOANE. 

1950 

Serving as vice president of marketing 
for Southern States, Inc. (Division of Gul- 
ton Industries, Inc.), is ROBERT I. CARL- 
SON of Decatur, Ga. .. GEORGE -E. 
ENGMAN is director of engineering for 
Dynarad, Inc., Norwood, Mass. . . Vice pres- 
ident of Litton Industries, Inc., ROBERT F. 
STEWART, has moved to Simsbury, Ct. 

1951 

MIT employs BRUCE M. BAILEY as 
chief mechanical engineer in the Lab. for 
Nuclear Science, Cambridge, Mass. . . H. 
STUART DODGE is currently manager- 
product assurance division. Analog Tech- 
nology Corp., Pasadena, Calif. His residence 
is in La Canada. . . Project engineer for H. 
H. Scott, Inc., Maynard, Mass., is AXELW. 
LINDER, JR. 

1952 

Norton Co., Worcester, recently an- 
nounced that STANLEY I. BERMAN has 
been elected to the new position of vice 
president, manufacturing, abrasive opera- 
tions. The new vice president will also 
remain vice president, manufacturing, for 
Norton International Inc., a company sub- 
sidiary. His latest responsibility will be to 
coordinate engineering and manufacturing 
at more than 30 Norton abrasive facilities in 
the U.S. and in 16 foreign countries. . . 
JOHN EDWARD FELDSINE, JR., is an 
assistant professor of chemistry at Broome 
Community College, Binghamton, 

N.Y. . . FRANK L. FLOOD has been named 
chief estimator for Dravo Corporation's 
Eastern Construction Division. The Division 
which he now helps head engages in a 
variety of heavy construction and excava- 
tion projects including dams, bridges, dock 
and port facilities, and shafts and tunnels 
throughout the eastern portion of North 
America and overseas. . . Production man- 
ager for American Cyanamid, Linden, N.J., 



is STUART R. HATHAWAY. . . In June 
ALLAN J. ROWE received his master of 
science degree (EE) from Northeastern 
University's Graduate School of Engineer- 
ing. Allan, a nine-year employee of Ray- 
theon Co., Bedford, where he is principal 
engineer, lives in Burlington with his wife, 
Anna, and their SIX children. . . CHARLES 
W. THROWER is sales engineer for Inger- 
soll-Rand Co., Wellesley, Mass. . . Martin 
Marietta Corp., San Francisco, Cal., employs 
ROBERT A. MEYER, operations chief for 
sprint flight test. 

1953 

Purer New England waterways may yet 
become a reality if plans set in motion by 
VYTO L. ANDRELIUNAS prove successful. 
As assistant chief of operations for the New 
England Division U.S. Army Corps of Engi- 
neers, he has been charged with issuing 
permits for the discharge of industrial waste 
into rivers. The Corps has estimated that 
there are approximately 4,000 industries in 
the six-state region with about 2,300 being 
expected to file for permits under the Rivers 
and Harbors Act of 1899. . . Eckel In- 
dustries, Inc., of Cambridge, has announced 
the promotion of JOHN W. FLOOD to the 
position of Manager, Eckoustic Division. 
The new division, manager will be respon- 
sible for coordinating the research, engineer- 
ing and development, and sales of the 
company's line of noise control products 
and systems, and acoustic research and 
testing enclosures. . . KENDALL F. FORS- 
BERG, systems engineer for the Connecti- 
cut Bank & Trust Co., has the following 
business address - 1 Constitution Plaza, 
Hartford, Ct. . . Residing in Sacramento, 
Calif., is BUD E. FRANDEN, who is a 
member of the technical staff of TRW 
Systems. .. JOHN E. FLYNN reports that 
he is General Manufacturing Superintendent 
for Monsanto Co., Kenilworth, N.J. . . The 
past president of the Worcester Chapter of 
the WPI Alumni Association, FRANCIS W. 
MADIGAN, JR., has been elected president 
of the Associated General Contractors of 
Massachusetts. He also serves as president of 
the Worcester General Building Contractors 
Association. 

1954 
CARL A. HAMMAR is Field Engineer 
for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, 
Ct., and lives in Yardley, Pa. . . One of the 
executives graduated from the Motorola 
Executive Institute, Oracle, Arizona, was 
THEODORE J. JAROS, who is manager of 
international operations support with 
Motorola in Phoenix. The purpose of the 
one-month development course is to provide 
the top quality managers needed to assure 
long term growth for the widely diversified 
electronics firm. . . Raytheon Co., Missile 
Systems Division, of Bedford, Mass., em- 



ploys GARY A. KUNKEL as staff engi- 
neer. . . WESLEY D. WHEELER is a naval 
architect and marine engineer as well as 
coordinator of technical studies employed 
by Plaza De La Victoria of Cadiz, Spain. . . 
WILLIAM H. HILLS of Satellite Beach, 
Fla., is the president of Hills Research & 
Development, Inc., of Melbourne. 



1955 

The president of Donald Grenier Associ- 
ates, Inc., New York City, is DONALD J. 
GRENIER who resides in Carmel. . . 
RICHARD L. GOLDMAN is an engineering 
specialist with Philco-Ford Corp., Sierra 
Electronics Operation, Menlo Park, Calif. . . 
Professor ROBERT W. HOLDEN, who 
teaches at Grossmont College, El Cajon, 
Calif., makes his home in San Diego. . . 
JOHN K. HANKS works as program man- 
ager for Dynamics Research Corp., Wilming- 
ton, Mass., and makes his home in Hudson, 
N.H. . . Massachusetts Electric Company has 
appointed FRANCIS J. HORAN, JR., 
division sales manager-commercial at its 
Worcester operations center. The new sales 
manager lives in Shrewsbury, Mass. . . Not 
only is ARTHUR W. RUDMAN a mathe- 
matics teacher in the Rockland, Maine, 
District High School, he also serves as head 
football and track coach. 

Born: To PROF, and MRS. ROBERT J. 
SCHULTZ, a son, John Joseph, on October 
30, 1971. Dr. Schultz is a professor in the C. 
E. Department at Oregon State University, 
Corvallis, Oregon. 

1956 

Now living in Houston, Texas, JOHN F. 
BURNS is national accounts manager for 
Shell Chemical Co. . . ARNOLD M. HALL, 
vice president, engineering for Transporta- 
tion Technology, Inc., Pawcatuck, Ct., has 
moved from Irving, Texas, to Bristol, 
R.I. . . Employed as sales manager for 
Homewood High & Dry Marina, Home- 
wood, Calif., JOHN L. HYDE now lives in 
Tahoe City. . . The manager of the Memory 
Systems Dept. for INTEL Corp., Mountain 
View, Calif., is WILLIAM F. JORDAN, 
JR. . . It was recently announced that WIL- 
LIAM P. PETERSON has been elected 
president of Case and Company, Inc., 
Chicago, Illinois. Prior to becoming presi- 
dent of the management consulting firm he 
saw twelve years of experience in manage- 
ment information systems, financial plan- 
ning, and control systems, organizational 
analysis, and research and engineering man- 
agement systems. . . DR. JOHN A. 
TAYLOR, assistant professor of physics, 
Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, is 
spending a sabbatical quarter at the Univer- 
sity of Washington. While on sabbatical he is 
class-testing parts three and four of his 
physics problems book which will be pub- 
lished by Addison-Wesley. 






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1957 

CROSBY L. ADAMS has the position of 
traffic engineer with Wilbur Smith & Associ- 
ates, Columbia, S.C. . . RICHARD G. 
BEDARD is now director of instructional 
media for the City of Worcester Public 
School System. . . The director of marketing 
for Bergman Mfg. Co., JOHN W. BRALEY, 
has moved from San Rafael, Calif., to 
Richardson, Texas. His company head- 
quarters are currently located ir Garland. . . 
JOHN M. HOBAN is with Honeywell, Inc., 
Bala Cynwyd, Pa. . . It has been reported 
that ALEX C. PAPAIOANNOU has been 
appointed marketing manager. Food In- 
dustry, for Masoneilan International, Inc., 
Norwood, Mass. The new manager will be 
responsible for the company's marketing 
efforts to the food processing industries. He 
is an active member of the Food Industries 
Division, Instrument Society of America, 
and is currently serving as Program Chair- 
man for the Division's national meeting in 
Chicago. .. COLLINS M. POMEROY is a 
systems planning engineer for New England 
Telephone in Boston. 

Married: MICHAEL SPIEGEL to Miss 
Sara Valborg Swanberg of Sandy Hook, 
Conn., on August 8, 1971. Michael is 
self-employed and raises quarter horses and 
Appaloosas which he breeds, trains and 
shows. 



1958 

Microsystems International Ltd. of Ot- 
tawa, Canada, employs JOSEPH L. 
CHENAIL as product manager. .. DAVID 
S. CRIMMINS, Sc.D., has joined the Smith 
Kline Surgical Specialties Department of 
Smith Kline & French Laboratories as man- 
ager of manufacturing and product develop- 
ment. Prior to accepting his present position 
he was manager of advanced manufacturing 
engineering for Colt Industries and research 
manager for the Emhart Corporation. He 
also served as a faculty member at the 
University of Denver and Northwestern 
University Dental School. Among the 
societies to which he belongs are the Ameri- 
can Society for Metals, American Chemical 
Society, American Institute for Metal- 
lurgical Engineers and American Society for 
Testing Materials. . . Director of Counter- 
measures and Electronics for Tracor Inc., 
Austin, Texas, is EDWARD C. FRASER, 
PhD. . . LCDR EDWARD L. GALAVOTTI 
is now stationed at Fort George G. Meade, 
Md. ..WILLIAM F. GESS has been pro- 
moted to manager, sonar signal processing, 
heavy military electronics systems at Gener- 
al Electric Co., Syracuse, N.Y. He resides in 
Liverpool. . . In August JOSEPH B. GILL 
was elected to the position of executive vice 
president by the board of directors at 
C.E.M. Co., Inc., Danielson, Conn. Pre- 
viously he served as vice president of the 
sales division for Kaydon Division Keene 



Corp., Mich., and had held various sales and 
engineering positions at the Fafnir Bearing 
Co., New Britain, Conn. His residence is in 
East Greenwich, R.I. . . JACK L. GORR is 
presently employed as a senior systems 
analyst at Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, 
Conn. He received his MS degree in business 
management from Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute, Troy, N.Y"., in June of 1971. 
. . . Sylvania Electric Products, Needham, 
Mass., employs ROBERT LAPLUME as an 
engineering specialist. . . Serving as senior 
field engineer for the General Electric Co., 
Cordova, III., is ROBERT H. MACGILLI- 
VRAY who makes his home in Bettendorf, 
Iowa. 

JOAQUIM S. S. RIBEIRO has been 
elected vice president and treasurer of 
Jamesbury Corp., Worcester, Mass. He will 
be responsible for all finance and adminis- 
tration functions of the corporation. In 
Worcester he is president of the Society for 
the Advancement of Management, a mem- 
ber of the Board of Managers of the Visiting 
Nurse Association, and a member of the 
Young Businessmen's Association. He also is 
president of the Princeton, Mass., Tax- 
payers' Association and chairman of the 
Wachusett Regional School Planning 
Board. . . Ross Europa, a Division of the 
Ross Operating Valve Company of Detroit, 
Mich., has appointed WALTER VEITH to 
the position of Technical Director in charge 
of research and development, production, 
engineering, drafting and patent surveil- 
lance, with headquarters in the Frankfurt, 
Germany area. 



1959 

Now living in Moreland Hills, Ohio, is 
BURNHAM H. BAKER, who is director of 
planning for the Addressograph-Multigraph 
Corp. of Cleveland. .. CHARLES N. 
CONIARIS, JR., has the position of civil 
engineer with Saelectric Transmission Corp., 
New York City. He lives in Jackson Heights 
...CLIFFORD H. DAW, JR., assistant 
bridge engineer with the State of California 
Division of Highways — Bridge Department, 
resides in Dublin, Calif. 

Married: DONALD R. FERRARI to 
Miss Lorraine Marie Marmonti, of Waltham, 
Mass., on July 17, 1971. Donald is head 
coach of football and baseball at Athol, 
Mass., High School. . . Assistant trust officer 
at the Broward National Bank, Fort Lauder- 
dale, Fla., is MARSHALL P. KRUPNICK, 
who makes his home in Hollywood. . . 
ROBERT B. PALMER is a self-employed 
programmer-360 who works from his resi- 
dence in Chatham, Mass. . . Now residing in 
Seekonk, Mass., ALEXANDER L. PRATT 
serves as project engineer for the Grinnell 
Corp. of Providence, R.I. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. DOUGLAS R. 
WILLOUGHBY, their third child and first 
daughter, Janine Lynn, on July 14, 1970. 



Doug is a development engineer at the IBM 
Systems Development Laboratory, Pough- 
keepsie, N.Y. 

1960 

PAUL W. BAYLISS of Omaha, Nebras- 
ka is assistant manager, industrial engineer- 
ing for Western Electric Co. . . DAVID R. 
GEOFFROY, senior design engineer for 
Coppus Engineering Co., Worcester, Mass., 
has recently moved from Auburn to Prince- 
ton. . . Teaching science and mathematics at 
Weymouth, Mass., High School is JOHN R. 
HAAVISTO. .. Residing in Williamsville, 
N.Y., CARL H. KARLSSON serves as 
process project engineer at the Union Car- 
bide Corp., Tonawanda. . . SANG Kl LEE is 
with the Patent Dept., Xerox Corp., Roches- 
ter, N.Y. . . On sabbatical until September 
1972, EDWARD E. LINDBERG, director of 
the computer center at Western New 
England College, will be completing his 
requirements for a PhD degree in applied 
mechanics at the University of Connecticut. 
He is a member of the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers, the American Society 
for Engineering Education, and the Analog/ 
Hybrid Computer Educational Users Group. 
His residence is in Springfield, Mass., home 
of Western New England College. 

WALTER S. LUND, owner of Lutronix, 
a consulting organization specializing in 
electronics, is also senior engineer and super- 
visor of engineering research in support of 
high-energy physics at Yale University, New 
Haven, Conn. . . Now located in Cockeys- 
ville, Md., ANDREW R. MILLS serves in a 
marketing capacity for AA1 Corp., of Balti- 
more. ..CHRIS F. NILSEN is associate 
professor of mechanical engineering at 
Rochester Institute of Technology, Roches- 
ter, N.Y. He lives in E. Lansing, Mich., and 
is on leave from RIT for two years, during 
which time he will work toward his 
PhD. .. WILLIAM R. NIMEE of Framing- 
ham, Mass., was recently promoted to the 
rank of Commander, USNR. He received the 
commission via the NROTC program at 
Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass. Bill is 
regional sales manager for Cambridge 
Memories, Inc., of Newtonville. . . DR. 
ROBERT K. ROSENBERG is a self-em- 
ployed dentist practicing in McLean, Va. . . 
Employed by the U.S. Army as a test 
engineer, THOMAS R. SOKOLOWSKI 
serves at Ft. Belvoir, Va. . . JOHN E. 
VANDERSEA is development engineer for 
IBM Corp., East Fishkill Facility, Hopewell 
Jet., N.Y. He lives in Poughkeepsie. . . Work- 
ing as a product support specialist for 
Information Instruments, Inc., Ann Arbor, 
Mich., is PETER S. ZILKO who also makes 
his home in Ann Arbor. 

1961 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. ALLAN P. 
SHERMAN, a second son, David M. Sher- 



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man, on October 6, 1970. Allan is still with 
Hewlett-Packard Co., Waltham, Mass. . . The 
1970 recipient of the Jesse H. Neal Editorial 
Achievement Award was RICHARD T. 
DAVIS, Associate Editor of Microwaves 
Magazine. He was presented the award, 
given annually by the American Business 
Press, in recognition of his report: ECM: 
Electronic Counter/measures. . . LARRY 

ISRAEL and his associates have formed a 
new company, Visualtek, which is con- 
cerned with the manufacture and selling of 
closed-circuit TV systems designed to be 
placed on a table to help the visually 
handicapped to read and write. Larry is 
president of the firm which is located in 
Santa Monica, California. . . Employed by 
the American Tel. & Tel. Co., New York 
City, as assistant engineering manager is 
JOSEPH J. JANIK, a resident of Morris- 
town, N.J. ..ALLEN L. JOHNSON holds 
the position of project engineer with the 
National Cash Register Co., Ithaca, 
N.Y. . . Sales engineer for the General Elec- 
tric Co., Bloomfield, N.J., is GERALD E. 
KUKLEWICZ. His home is in Point Pleas- 
ant. . . The Conographic Corp., Woburn, 
Mass., employs FRANK MARRA as sales 
manager. Frank lives in Stoneham. . . 
THOMAS E. POSTMA is with Delco Elec- 
tronics, Division of General Motors Corp., 
Milwaukee, Wise. He, his wife, and their 
year-and-a-half old son, Michael Thomas, 
make Oak Creek their home. . . DAVID W. 
PROSSER writes that he is senior engineer 
for the New York State Department of 
Environmental Conservation, Syracuse, 
N.Y. . . PAUL S. SLEDZIK has been named 
manufacturing manager in the voltage regu- 
lator business section of General Electric's 
commercial distribution transformer depart- 
ment in Pittsfield, Mass. Prior to his ap- 
pointment he was manager of shop opera- 
tions in GE's speed variator department in 
Erie, Pa. . . Triangle Conduit & Cable Co. of 
New Brunswick, N.J. employs KENNETH J. 
VIRKUS, chief chemist. .. ROBERT R. 
HALE has been made engineering manager 
of the Hanovia Lamp Division of Compact 
Arc, Princeton Jet., New Jersey. 



1962 

LAURENT A. BEAUREGARD resides 
in Santa Monica, California, and is an 
assistant professor in the philosophy depart- 
ment at the University of California in Los 
Angeles. . . Serving as a pediatrician at Fort 
Benmng, Ga., is DR. CHARLES F. 8E- 
LANGER, JR., who lives in Columbus. . . 
DR. KEYREN H. COTTER, JR., has the 
position of chairman of the board and 
president of Western Financial Center, Ltd., 
Long Beach, California. Granada Hills is his 
home. . . The regional sales manager of 
Torin Corp., Torrington, Conn., is JERALD 
NORTON HAMERNICK. .. RALPH G. 
JOHANSON is protect manager and sanitary 



engineer for G. Reynold Watkins (Consult- 
ing Engineers), Lexington, Ky. . . 
RICHARD P. LAJEUNESSE, who is em- 
ployed by General Radio Co., Chicago, III., 
serves as a regional product specialist. . . 
KENNETH J. LaLIBERTE has moved from 
Pittsford, N.Y., to Medina, Ohio. .. Since 
receiving his MSCE at Stanford in June 
1971, LCDR BRIAN J. O'CONNELL has 
been assigned to the Seabees at Port 
Hueneme, California. . . Recently trans- 
ferred to Hartford, Conn., was THOMAS S. 
STARON, JR., who is chemical engineering 
supervisor for the Factory Insurance Associ- 
ation. His residence is in Glastonbury. . . 
CAPT. JOHN R. TUFANO, who received 
his MA degree in government and interna- 
tional relations from the University of Notre 
Dame in May of 1971, has currently been 
assigned to the faculty of that university's 
ROTC detachment. .. The Long Island 
Lighting Co., Hicksville, N.Y., employs WIL- 
LIAM J. TUNNEY in the capacity of 
nuclear physicist. Bellport is home. . . 
ROBERT H. YORK of Concord, California, 
is a soil engineer with Gribaldo Jones & 
Assoc. .. JOSEPH W. FITZPATRICK, JR., 
who resides in Wilton, Conn., is the vice 
president and treasurer of Wiltek Corp., 
which is also located in Wilton. 



1963 

Married: RICHARD M. ROBBINS to 
Miss Mary Virginia Salce of Shelton, Conn., 
on May 23, 1971. 

CAPTAIN RICHARD B. ALLEN ac- 
cepted the command of Headquarters Com- 
pany, U.S. Army Garrison, Ft. Detrick, Md., 
on May 26, 1971. Prior to coming to Ft. 
Detrick he was assigned to Headquarters, 
6th U.S. Army at the Presidio of San 
Francisco, California. . . Now residing in 
Liverpool, N.Y., ROBERT K. ASANOMA is 
employed as assistant civil engineer at the 
New York State Department of Transporta- 
tion in Syracuse. . . STUART D. BAT- 
STONE, director of admissions at Barring- 
ton College, Barrington, R.I., recently re- 
ceived the Master of Divinity degree from 
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deer- 
field, Illinois. Besides his college responsi- 
bilities, he is active in community activities 
and has served on the Board of the New 
England Young People's Conference, was a 
founding member and general chairman of 
the Midwest Young Adult Conference and 
the Northside Chicago Young People's 
Council. At one time he was also youth 
director of the Arlington Countryside 
Chapel, Arlington Heights, Illinois. . . 
Officials of Crescent Insulated Wire & Cable 
Co., Inc., have announced the appointment 
of MARCEL H. CLAVIEN to the position 
of Manager of Marketing for the company's 
rubber and plastic product lines. The new 
manager's duties will include the administra- 
tion of sales representatives, as well as new 



product planning and market development 
for expanded activity in his department. For 
the past two years Clavien was sales manager 
for Taft Electrosystems, Inc. .. STEPHEN 
D. DONAHUE, JR., is acting Council repre- 
sentative of the Cincinnati, Ohio, chapter of 
the WPI Alumni Association. .. Project 
manager for The Badger Co., Inc., Cam- 
bridge, Mass., is ROGER D. FLOOD of 
Medfield. LEE JAY GLOBERSON, who 
resides in South Natick, Mass., is Switching 
Systems Supervisor for the New England 
Telephone Co., Waltham. . . Wang Labora- 
tories, New York City, has employed JOHN 
B. LOJKO as a salesman. John lives in Rego 
Park, New York. . . JOSEPH R. MANCUSO 
is assistant professor of management engi- 
neering at WPI. He also serves as president 
of Applied Marketing, Framingham, 
Mass. . . DAVID G. NEVERS is a Captain in 
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is 
stationed in Metairie, La. . . The U.S. Army 
Nuclear Effects Lab., Edgewood Arsenal, 
Md., employs ANDRUS NILLER as a re- 
search physicist. His home is in Bel Air. . . 
EDWARD J. POLEWARCZYK is now engi- 
neering services manager for Dynamic Con- 
trols Corp., Windsor, Conn. .. DENNIS E. 
SNAY, local sales manager-commercial, at 
the Massachusetts Electric Co., Marlboro, 
resides in South Berlin. . . The city engineer 
of Peabody, Mass., ALAN F. TAUBERT, 
recently won the praise of Peabody's mayor 
for the preliminary work performed by his 
staff which resulted in a great saving of 
money to the city on the $6.9 million 
sewerage project that soon will be started 
with federal funds. Before coming to Pea- 
body, Taubert was senior sanitary engineer 
for the Division of Water Pollution Control 
in the Rhode Island Health Department; 
engineer for the Water Resource Planning 
Conservation Department for the State of 
New York and engineer for the California 
Department of Water Resources. 

ROBERT J. CRAIG, operations research 
analyst for Operations Research, Inc., Silver 
Spring, Md., resides in Rockville. . . Now a 
patent attorney with Brumbaugh, Graves, 
Donohue & Raymond, New York City, 
LESLIE J. HART received his law degree 
from Suffolk University Law School last 
June in Boston. . . JOSEPH V. BUC- 
CIAGLIA was on assignment in Europe last 
summer for the U.S. Rubber Company of 
Naugatuck, Conn. (UniRoyal, Inc.). 



1964 
Married: CARLETON F. KILMER, JR., 
to Miss Faith Alison Crampton of Natick, 
Mass.. on May 22, 1971. Carleton is a 
management consultant for Arthur Ander- 
son Co. of Boston. . . JOHN T. O'KEEFE to 
Miss Margaret Jane Lynch of East Wey- 
mouth, Mass., on June 13. 1971. John is a 
manager-accounting for the General Electric 
Co., in West Lynn. 



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Born: to Captain and Mrs. FREDERICK 
H. SIFF, a daughter, on July 14, 1971. 
Capt. Siff is now an assistant professor of 
computer analysis at the U.S. Military Acad- 
emy, West Point, N.Y. 

DR. PAUL G. AMAZEEN, who received 
his doctorate in philosophy of electrical 
engineering at WPI in June, is now an 
associate of Vita Co., a company which has 
developed a prototype of a heart-monitoring 
machine currently in use al Peter Bent 
Brigham Hospital, Boston. Previously Dr. 
Amazeen was an instructor at WPI. . . Serv- 
ing in Saigon as a market analyst for Pacific 
Architects & Engineers, Inc., of San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., is PETER BAKER. . . JOHN D. 
CAMERA is a general contractor with the 
Camera Construction Co., West Hartford, 
Conn. . . RICHARD C. CARLE writes that 
he is computer analyst for the Space Divi- 
sion of General Electric Co., Riverdale, Md., 
and is working on his Master of Engineering 
degee at Penn. State. . . One of the principal 
speakers at the 10th annual Abrasives Con- 
ference held in Boston in June was 
RICHARD C. DELONG, senior product 
engineer, AVCO Bay State Abrasives Divi- 
sion, Westboro, Mass. The speaker's topic 
was "Conditioning Capabilities — Billet and 
Slab Grinding". He specializes in abrasive 
grinding wheels for foundry and steel mill 
applications at AVCO Bay State. .. MIT's 
Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Mass., em- 
ploys DR. VICTOR S. DOLAT, physi- 
cist. .. Coast Guard LT. RICHARD F. 
HEALING recently participated in the res- 
cue of three survivors from a plane crash in 
New Haven, Conn. He and other members 
of his reserve unit served as guards at the 
site of the crash which took place 4,000 feet 
short of the runway near New Haven. . . 
MAJOR DAVID Y. HEALY is an instructor 
pilot in the U.S.M.C, Meridian, Miss. . . 
Stanford Law School, Calif., awarded a 
degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence to 
ALFRED H. HEMINGWAY, JR., in June. 
He has accepted a position with a law firm 
in New York City. .. GEORGE L. 
KLANDER is personnel director at North 
Charles General Hospital, Baltimore, 
Md. ..CAPTAIN CLIFFORD M. Mac- 
DONALD is employed by Drexel Univer- 
sity, Philadelphia, Pa., as an assistant profes- 
sor of military science. . . Teaching science 
at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, 
North Dighton, Mass., is DAVID D. MC- 
CAFFREY of Swansea. . .CAPTAIN 
STEPHEN C. NOBLE, who serves at NASA- 
Ames Research Ctr., Calif., resides in Sunny- 
vale. . . ALFRED R. POTVIN is employed 
by the University of Texas, Arlington, 
Texas, as an associate professor of bioengi- 
neering. Currently finishing his PhD require- 
ments in bioengineering, he recently 
received his MS in bioengineering as well as 
his MS in Psychology. . . The position of 
staff engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory is 
held by STEVEN B. SACCO, Norwell, 



Mass. . . Having completed the requirements 
for a master of science degree in nuclear 
engineering, FREDERIC C. SCOFIELD now 
holds the position of staff engineer with the 
Omaha, Neb., Public Power District. Pres- 
ently he is working on the technical super- 
vision staff for the Fort Calhoun Nuclear 
Power Station which is under construction 
by the Power District. . . DR. DAVID T. 
SIGNORI, JR., serves as a research staff 
member at the Institute for Defense Anal- 
ysis in Arlington, Va. . . MASON H. 
SOMERVILLE writes that he holds the post 
of senior engineer for Westinghouse-Bettis 
Atomic Power Lab., West Mifflin, Pa. . . 
Residing in Mountain View, Calif., 
GERALD ERNEST TAMMI is manager of 
product development, for the Digital In- 
tegrated Circuits Division of Fairchild Semi- 
conductor, Palo Alto. . . ROBERT F. 
WHITE reports that he is a digital systems 
engineer for BD-Spear Medical Systems 
which is located in Waltham, Mass. 



1965 

Married: ROBERT A. JUCKINSto Miss 
Helen A. O'Byrne of Worcester, Mass., on 
June 19, 1971. Robert is a mechanical 
engineer at Wyman-Gordon Co., North 
Grafton. 

Born: to Dr. and Mrs. JOHN T. WIL- 
SON, a daughter, Paige Anne, May 12, 
1971. Dr. Wilson is a structural engineer 
with Paul J. Ford, Columbus, Ohio. 

ALEXANDER B. CAMPBELL II is man- 
ager central region, special systems support, 
for Digital Equipment Corp., Northbrook, 
III. . . LEE A. CHOUINARD reports that he 
has been transferred from American Oil 
Company's Texas City Refinery to the 
research and development department of 
Amoco Chemicals Corp., Whiting, Indi- 
ana. . . Systems engineer for Singer-General 
Precision-Link Division, Houston, Texas, is 
DAVID B. COOLEY. .. GARRETT H. 
DeVLIEG, employed as an engineer by 
Boeing Company, Renton, Washington, 
resides in Bellevue. . . Living in Palo Alto, 
Calif., is JAMES F. FEE who serves as an 
application engineer for Teradyne. . . 
RICHARD C. FORTIER is a full time 
doctoral student in applied mechanics at 
Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. . . 
JAMES E. FRAPPIER is with The Badger 
Co., Inc., Worcester, Mass. . . It was recently 
announced that JOHN P. IANNOTTI has 
been promoted to systems analyst in Divi- 
sion Operations Administration at the Penn- 
sylvania Power & Light Co., Allentown, Pa. 
John, an industrial sales engineer, started 
with PP & L in Scranton, in 1965. He is a 
member of the Industrial Management Club, 
the Hazleton Jaycees and is a commissioner 
for the Boy Scouts of America Council, 
Hazleton. . . Assistant manager for the 
Tibon Hard Chrome Co., Batavia, N.Y., is 
ROBERT H. JACOBY. . . IBM Corp., Ham- 



den, Conn., employs SIDNEY S. KLEIN, 
marketing representative. Sidney resides in 
Orange, Conn. .. CLINTON F. KUCERA, 
JR., serves as industrial engineer in the 
Large Steam Turbine Dept. of the General 
Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y. . . PAT- 
RICK T. MORAN is a marketing representa- 
tive for IBM, Chicago, Illinois. . .The presi- 
dent of Phase-R Corporation, S. EDWARD 
NEISTER, resides in Center Barnstead, N.H. 
His company is located in Durham. . . 
THOMAS E. PEASE is employed by Con. 
Edison of New York City as an ocean- 
ographer. Project coordination for hydraulic 
modeling at Alden Research Laboratories 
(for Con. Edison) is his major responsibility 
. . . CAPTAIN JOHN M. PORTER serves as 
staff chemical officer for the Theater Army 
Support Command for the U.S. Army in 
Europe. . . In June DAVID M. SCHWABER 
received his PhD from the University of 
Akron's department of Polymer Science in 
Ohio. Dr. Schwaber is employed at the 
Monarch Rubber Company, Inc., in Balti- 
more, Md. . . Studying as a graduate student 
in computer science at the University of 
Connecticut, is RONALD R. SCHULTZ 
who lives in New Britain. . . HOWARD 
SHERRY serves on the technical staff of 
Mitre Corp., McLean, Va. His home is in 
Fairfax. .. The Factory Insurance Associa- 
tion of Houston, Texas, employs OJARS M. 
SILARAJS, chemical engineer. . . Field serv- 
ice representative, ALFRED G. SYMONDS, 
has been transferred by General Electric 
Co., Ordnance Systems from Pittsfield, 
Mass., to Newport News, Va. . . DEAN K. 
WHITE is an engineer for Alden Research 
Laboratories, WPI. 



1966 

Married: GARY M. ANDERSON to Miss 
Barbara Ruth Brinkmann of Allston, Mass., 
on August 14, 1971. Gary is mechanical 
engineer at Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., Boston- 
... STEPHEN E. ANDERSON to Miss 
Frances Ellen Opalach of Hartford, Conn., 
on August 7, 1971. Stephen is employed as 
project engineer with Lee Co. in West- 
brook. . . LT. JOHN B. TATA to Miss Iris 
A. Villa of Seattle, Washington, on August 
8, 1971. Lt. Tata is currently serving as an 
instructor of navigation at the U.S. Naval 
Academy, Annapolis, Md. . . ROBERT D. 
WILSON to Miss Kathleen Rogers of Mill- 
bury, Mass., on August 8, 1971. Robert is a 
graduate student in the mechanical engineer- 
ing department at WPI. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. JOHN H. 
CAROSELLA, a son, David Burton, on 
August 2, 1970. John is employed by Delco 
Electronics Division, General Motors Corpo- 
ration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as senior proj- 
ect engineer. . . To Mr. and Mrs. RONALD 
C. HAYDEN, a daughter, Margaret Eliza- 
beth, on September 16, 1971. Ronald is 



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employed as a sales engineer with Foxboro 
Co. in Baltimore, Md. . . To Dr. and Mrs. 
ROBERT P. KOKERNAK, a daughter, 
Christine, in May of 1971. Dr. Kokernak is 
assistant professor of engineering at Mount 
Wachusett Community College, Gardner, 
Mass. 

JAY J. BOTOP is studying for a BS in 
business administration as well as his MBA 
at the University of Alabama, Birming- 
ham. . . Self-employed as a management 
consultant is J. WILLIAM BOWEN who 
received his MBA from Harvard recently. He 
resides in Rockville Center, New York. . . 
CAPTAIN HOWARD J. BRALEY is sta- 
tioned at the USAF Eastern Test Range, 
Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Fla. . . 
The Diesel Construction Co., New York 
City, has employed SIGMUND S. DICKER, 
project manager. Sig. resides in Ronkon- 
koma. . . LT. EUGENE R. DIONNE serves 
as chief subsystem engineer at Wright-Patter- 
son AFB in Ohio. . . WILLIAM F. ELLIOTT 
has been named director of admissions at 
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Prior to his becoming associate director .in 
September of 1970, Bill was assistant direc- 
tor of admissions at WPI for four years. He 
has an MA in guidance and counseling from 
Clark University, Worcester, and is a mem- 
ber of the National Association of College 
Admissions Counselors. . . Serving as a mem- 
ber of the technical staff for Bell Telephone 
Laboratories, Whippany, N.J., is STEPHEN 
J. FORMICA who lives in Stanhope. . . 
CAPTAIN CAMERON W. HYDE was re- 
cently awarded the U.S. Air Force Com- 
mendation Medal at Kirtland AFB, New 
Mexico. Captain Hyde distinguished himself 
by meritorious service as a project officer in 
the nuclear safety division. Air Force weap- 
ons laboratory at Kirtland. According to the 
citation, his outstanding professional skill, 
knowledge and leadership aided immeasur- 
ably in identifying and solving problems in 
the field of nuclear safety... The Public 
Service Electric & Gas Co. of Newark, N.J., 
has employed PETER J. KUDLESS as an 
engineer in the gas engineering depart- 
ment. .. RONALD I. LONGWELL is a 
maintenance and renewal engineer in the 
generator department of the General Elec- 
tric Co., Schenectady, N.Y. .. JAMES A. 
MARONEY holds the dual positions of 
president and treasurer of Francis H. 
Maroney, Inc., which is located in Haverhill, 
Mass. . . Studying for his PhD in behavorial 
science at Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, 
Fla., is DENNIS D. MURPHY. . . RONALD 
F. NAVENTI is with Stone & Webster 
Engineering in Boston, Mass. . . GERALD J. 
PARKER is employed as a chemical engi- 
neer by the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Air Programs, Bureau of 
Stationary Source Control, Division of Com- 
pliance in Durham, N.C. . . American Inter- 
national College, Springfield, Mass., has em- 
ployed FRANK K. PFEIFFER, JR., as a 



visiting lecturer in finance. Frank, who was 
an instructor at Bentley College last year, 
expects to receive his doctorate in business 
administration from the University of 
Massachusetts in January of 1972. . . 
RICHARD J. PIASECKI is now project 
manager for Karl Koch Erecting Co., Car- 
teret, N.J. . . Employed by Remington Rand 
OMD Division of Sperry Rand Corp., 
RONALD F. PICHIERRI works as project 
engineer for company headquarters in Blue 
Bell, Pa., and resides in Lansdale. . . 
MICHAEL T. PORTANOVA is a graduate 
student in the economics department of the 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 
Mass. . . Office engineer for EBASCO Serv- 
ices, Inc., Sioux City, Iowa, is JOHN M. 
SMITH, a resident of Sergeant Bluff. . . 
Hooker Chemical Corp., Niagara Falls, N.Y., 
employs EARL C. SPARKS III, chemical 
engineer. .. CAPTAIN JOHN A. STOCK- 
HAUS is with the U.S. Army Engineers 
Corps, Ft. Belvoir, Va. . . DR. DOUGLAS L. 
VIZARD has the position of Postdoctoral 
Fellow in the physics department of the 
M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Insti- 
tute located in Houston, Texas. . . Com- 
puter systems engineer for RCA, Honolulu, 
Hawaii, is DAVID ERNEST WILSON... 
EUGENE H. WILUSZ teaches chemistry at 
New Bedford High School, New Bedford, 
Mass. He is also PhD candidate in polymer 
science and engineering at the University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst. 



1967 

Married: EDWARD J. BOTWICK to 
Miss Bonnie Lee Miller of Woodbridge, 
Conn., on July 1 1 , 1971 . Edward, who is a 
process development engineer for Loctite 
Corp., Newington, also attends the Univer- 
sity of Connecticut Law School, Night 
Division. .. DEAN W. SCHOENFELD to 
Miss Elizabeth Orene Vaughan of Bartow, 
Fla., on July 3, 1971. Dean is a graduate 
assistant in the department of electrical 
engineering at WPI where he is a candidate 
for his master's degree in electrical engi- 
neering. 

DR. STEPHEN R. ALPERT, who re- 
cently earned his PhD in mathematics from 
Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, has been 
employed as an assistant professor in the 
computer science department at WPI. . . 
Optical engineer for Raytheon Co., Bedford, 
Mass., is WARREN L. CLARK, who resides 
in Billenca. .. MICHAEL F. FLOOD is a 
postgraduate student at Kent State Univer- 
sity, Kent, Ohio . . Employed as an assist- 
ant professor of electrical engineering at 
Southeastern Massachusetts University, 
North Dartmouth, is DR. LEE EDWARD 
ESTES, a resident of Mattapoisett. . . JOHN 
E. HITCHCOCK is an estimator with 
Dunlop & Johnston, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio 
... 1st LT. FRANK T. JODAITIS has been 



installed as commanding officer of Com- 
pany 8, 181st Engineer Batallion, Webster, 
Mass., National Guard unit according to 
information released in July of 1971. He is 
also employed as a civil engineer with 
Metcalf & Eddy, Engineers, of Boston. . . 
Project engineer for Monsanto Co., Indian 
Orchard, Mass., is DONALD G. LUTZ of 
West Springfield. . . FRANK D. MANTER is 
with the Jackson & Moreland Division, 
United Engineers & Constructors, Inc., 
Boston, Mass. . . Betz Labs, Inc., Trevose, 
Pa., employs WILLIAM 0. MESSER, tech- 
nical specialist. . .JAMES P. O'ROURKE 
teaches in the engineering department at 
Worcester Junior College. He received his 
MS from WPI in 1971 . . . MUKUNDRAY N. 
PATEL is with Combustion Engineering, 
Overseas, Inc., located in Andhra Pradesh, 
India. . . Employed by the General Motors 
Tech. Center, Warren, Mich., as a research 
chemist, NOEL M. POTTER makes his 
home in Sterling Heights. . . ALAN H. SUY- 
DAM tests and evaluates helicopter propul- 
sion and weapons systems for the Navy and 
Marine Corps at the Air Test Center in 
Patuxent River, Md. . . Texas Instruments, 
Inc., employs ROBERT CARLTON 
YOUNG as a field sales engineer in Chicago, 
III... WAYNE T. WIRTANEN is an engi- 
neering assistant with Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., 
Boston, Mass. He lives in Natick. . . PETER 
M. HERRON is with Hughes Aircraft Co., 
Denver, Colo. 



1968 

Married: DONALD C. ALDRICH to 
Miss Lois Ann Toothaker of Winchendon, 
Mass., on June 12, 1971 . Donald is studying 
for his doctorate in chemical engineering at 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Cambridge. . . COBB S. GOFF to Miss Eliza- 
beth Anne Hubbard of East Brunswick, 
N.J., on July 17, 1971. ROBERT TEMPLIN 
and DOUGLAS FERRY ushered 

at the wedding. Cobb has been recently 
assigned by the Eastman Kodak Company 
to the photographic technology division, 
Kodak Park, Rochester, N.Y. He is a photo- 
graphic engineer and resides in Spencer- 
port. . . PAUL D. MATUKAITIS to Miss 
Patricia E. Cournoyer of Worcester, Mass., 
on July 24, 1971. Operating supervisor at 
Monsanto Co., Springfield, Paul attends the 
evening division of Western New England 
College, where his major is law. . . DR. 
MICHAEL R. PAIGE to Miss Paula Winsor 
Davis of Danville, Illinois, on June 27, 1971 . 
Dr. Paige is presently employed on the 
technical staff of General Research Corpora- 
tion, Santa Barbara, California. . . FRED- 
ERICK W. WHITE to Miss Karen Jean 
Nichols of Framingham, Mass., on August 
22, 1971 . Frederick is employed by the U.S. 
Navy at the U.S. Navy Underwater Systems 
Center in New London, Conn 



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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT A. 
FALCIANI, a daughter, Lisa Ann, on June 
2, 1971. Robert serves as assistant manager- 
industrial systems for Babcock & Wilcox 
Co., Barberton, Ohio. He resides in Canton 
... To Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT C. GOSLING 
a daughter, Jennifa Ann, on September 1, 
1971 . Bob is with the Public Service of New 
Hampshire in Manchester. .. To Mr. and 
Mrs. EDWARD M. HARPER, a daughter, 
Melissa, on June 6, 1971. Edward is em- 
ployed as a design engineer for the Harper 
Buffing Machine Co., East Hartford, 
Conn... To Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND F. 
RACINE, a son, Darren Michael, on January 
15, 1971. Raymond has been assigned to 
the rotor design section of G. E.'s mechan- 
ical drive turbine department, Fitchburg, 
Mass. ..DAVID E. ANDERSEN is a tech- 
nical representative at E. I. du Pont de 
Nemours & Co., Inc., Philadelphia and 
makes his home in West Chester. . . Univer- 
sal Engineering Corp., Boston, Mass., has 
employed ARNOLD J. ANTAK as a com- 
munity planner. Arnie lives in Waltham. . . 
ROBERT E. BALMAT has been named a 
financial analyst for North American Rock- 
well Corp., Autonetics Division, located in 
Anaheim, California. . . CAPTAIN IVAN V. 
BEGGS has been transferred from Vietnam 
and expects to be stationed in Germany 
soon. . . Design engineer at Garrett Corp. — 
AiResearch Mfg. Co., is WILLIAM R. 
BELISLE of Long Beach, Calif. . . A. 
LEONARD BERGQUIST is employed as a 
field service representative for Beckman 
Instruments, Inc., Wakefield, Mass. . . A res- 
ident of Framingham, Mass., EDWARD H. 
BORGESON, serves as an engineer-group 
leader at Raytheon Co. of Wayland. . . 
VICTOR V. CALABRETTA, JR., is pres- 
ently a graduate assistant at WPI... State 
Mutual of America recently announced that 
RICHARD L. COLLINS has been appointed 
actuarial associate, actuarial planning. 
Richard makes his home in Shrewsbury. In 
1971 he received his master's degree in 
actuarial science from Northeastern Univer- 
sity, Boston. . . NORMAN W. COOK is a 
partner in Cook Builders' Supply Co., West 
Springfield, Mass. . . The Naval Ordnance 
Station, Indian Head, Md., employs 
GREGORY C. COX, chemical engineer. . . 
DAVID P. CROCKETT serves as a sales 
engineering trainee for Buffalo Forge Com- 
pany, Buffalo, N.Y. . . Babson College, 
Babson Park, Mass., has among its MBA 
students, JEFFREY A. DECKER, who re- 
sides in Auburndale. . . ROBERT R. 
DEMERS is an anesthesia research assistant 
at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, 
R.I. .. Serving as research engineer at 
Monsanto Co., Indian Orchard, Mass., is 
ROBERT N. GARLICK who makes his 
home in East Longmeadow. . . GEOFFREY 
L. HARTUNG is an engineer with UniRoyal 
Chemical, Baton Rouge, La. . . The U.S. 
Naval Underwater Systems Center, New 



London, Conn., employs WILLIAM A. 
HAWKINS, electronics engineer. . . JOSEPH 
J. KASABULA writes that he is currently a 
chemist (supervisor of special analysis sys- 
tems) for Uniroyal Chemical, Division of 
Uniroyal Inc., Naugatuck, Conn. . . Holings- 
worth & Vose Co., West Groton, Mass., 
has given DOUGLAS W. KLAUBER the 
position of research chemist. . . JOHN J. 
KOKOSZKA, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, 
is employed by DCSLOG-Ammo, HQ.- 
USARV, APO, San Francisco, Calif. . . A 
physicist for Ion Physics Corp., S. Bedford 
St., Burlington, Mass., is ROBERT A. 
LOWELL, who makes his home in 
Lynn. . . JOHN E. LUNNEY serves as a field 
service representative for General Electric 
Co., Ordnance Systems, Pittsfield, Mass. His 
residence is in Newport News, Va. . . Cur- 
rently an instructor at the U.S. Army 
Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Va., is WAL- 
TER C. LYNICK of Uncasville, Conn. 

Born: To 1/Lt. and Mrs. ISRAEL MAC, 
a daughter, Mellissa Rebecca, on October 9, 



The following names were in- 
advertently left off the 1970-71 
Alumni Fund Report in the last 
issue 

ADDITIONAL PRESIDENT'S CLUB 
CONTRIBUTORS: 

Charles C. Bonin, '38 
William A. Schuermann, '21 



ADDITIONAL JOHN 

CLUB CONTRIBUTOR: 

Alan F. Swenson, '49 



BOYNTON 



ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS 
Clifford Broker, '29 
Arthur E. Nichols, Jr., '54 
Harvey L. Pastan, '49 
Wilford A. Sutthill, '29 



THE ALUMNI BELOW SHOULD 
HAVE BEEN LISTED AS 
CONTINUOUS CONTRIBUTORS 

TO THE ALUMNI FUND: 

*Gordon H. Raymond, '42 
*Harvey L. Pastan, '49 
*William A. Schuermann, '21 
* Allen R. Deschene, '38 



1970. Lt. Mac is an instructor at the U.S. 
Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, Va. . . 
JOHN D. MacDOUGALL, JR., serves as a 
mechanical engineer at Lipe-Rollway Corp., 
Research Division, Syracuse, N.Y. ..WIL- 
LIAM J. McCANN, JR., who was promoted 
to Captain, USA, in June, is presently in 
Vietnam with the office of the assistant 
chief of staff for maintenance, Danang 
Support Command. He and Mrs. McCann 
have a son, William J. McCann III, who was 
born on March 25, 1971 . . . The U.S. Naval 
Underwater Systems Center, Newport, R.I., 
employs STEVEN MEDOFF, electronics 
engineer. . . JOHN J. ORCIUCH works as a 
process engineer at Uniroyal, Inc., Nauga- 
tuck, Conn. . . Research & development 
engineer for General Dynamics Electric Boat 
Division, Groton, Conn., is ALLEN 
PALMER. . . JAMES M. PALMER has been 
employed as team manager for Procter & 
Gamble, Foods Division, Jackson, Tenn. . . 
Serving as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer 
at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, is 1st/Lt. 
THOMAS J. PERARO whose home address 
is in Enfield, Conn. . . RICHARD G. PER- 
REAULT, who has been stationed in Ger- 
many for over two years, was promoted to 
Captain in April 1971. He writes that he 
would appreciate hearing from his former 
classmates. His address is: HHC 10th Engi- 
neer Battalion, Kitzinger, Germany, APO 
New York, N.Y., 09701. (Capt. R. G. 
Perreault 045361824). .. The U.S. Army 
Natick Labs, has employed RONALD A. 
PORTER, physicist. . . ROGER W. PRYOR 
recently received his MS degree at The 
Pennsylvania State University, University 
Park, Pa. . . STEPHEN M. PYTKA has em- 
ployment as a development engineer with 
Western Electric Co., Kwajalein Atoll, in the 
Marshall Islands. . . Stationed in England 
and working as a weather forecaster is LT. 
RONALD D. REHKAMP who has been 
assigned to Bentwaters RAF Station. Lt. 
Rehkamp is in the USAF. . . It was recently 
announced that BERNARD J. ROMANIK 
was promoted to Army Captain near 
Butzbach, Germany. Capt. Romanik is the 
supply officer for the 16th signal battalion's 
headquarters located in the Butzbach area 
. . . RICHARD S. SADOWSKI works as a 
mechanical engineer at Riley Stoker Corp., 
Worcester, Mass. . . Stone & Webster Engi- 
neering Corp. has transferred DAVID R. 
SPEIRS from Boston to St. Gabriel, La. He 
resides in Baton Rouge. .. J. KEVIN SUL- 
LIVAN is a MBA student at the University 
of California at Berkeley. . . TELCOM, Inc., 
of McLean, Va., employs GEOFFREY P. 
TAMULONIS, engineer. Geoffrey received 
his MSEE from New York University in 
1971. .. MICHAEL J. TRUE is a process 
and product development engineer at Uni- 
royal Chemical, Naugatuck, Conn. . . 
Quality control engineer for General Elec- 
tric Co., Fitchburg, Mass., is RICHARD B. 
VAUGHN, who resides in Leominister. 



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MORGAN 
CONSTRUCTION CO, 

ENGINEERS & MANUFACTURERS 
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01605 



1969 

Married: CAMERON P. BOYD to Miss 
Judith Ann Michael of Manchester, N.H., on 
September 5, 1971. Cameron teaches in the 
Haverhill, Mass., school system. . . JAMES 
W. HAURY to Miss Kathleen Alane Wood 
of Ayer, Mass., on July 17, 1971. James is 
employed by Farrel Co., Ansonia, Conn. . . 
STEVEN A. HUNTER to Miss Martha J. 
Fuller of Worcester, Mass. on August 14, 
1971. Steven is a candidate for his master's 
degree in mechanical engineering at WPI. . . 
MARK H. LePAIN to Miss Cheryl Pamela 
Turturro of Danvers, Mass., on August 29, 
1971. Mark, a former employee of the 
Westinghouse Corp. in Washington, D.C., is 
stationed with the Army on Long Island. . . 
RICHARD H. McCUE, JR., to Miss Susan 
M. Roling of Dubuque, Iowa, on May 30, 
1971 . Richard serves as a process engineer at 
Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Boston, 
Mass. .. RICHARD S. SMITH to Miss 
Patricia Ann Cusson of Worcester, Mass., on 
August 7, 1971. Richard is a mechanical 
engineer at Xerox Corp., in Webster, 
N.Y. . . DAVID A. ZLOTEK to Miss Nancy 
Carol Dipersia of Worcester on June 26, 
1971. David is a graduate teaching assistant 
at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., where 
he is enrolled in the PhD program in 
electrical engineering. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. RONALD 
GERALD ROBERTS, a son, Jason Michael, 
on April 3, 1971. The new father is a 
planning engineer with Western Electric Co., 
North Andover, Mass. 

Little Falls Central School, Little Falls, 
N.Y., employs RICHARD D. ALPERTasan 
instructor in mathematics and computer 
science. . . 2/LT. WARREN L. ANDERSON 
has been transferred from USAF, Reese 
AFB, Texas, to Mather Air Force Base, 
Sacramento, Calif., where he serves as a 
pilot. . . JEFFREY C. BERNARD is a grad- 
uate student at the University of Massachu- 
setts, Amherst. . . The U.S. Army Corps of 



Engineers employs RICHARD C. CARL- 
SON, civil engineer, Waltham, Mass. . . 
Down in Venezuela, South America is 
RODNEY A. DAHLSTROM who is a proc- 
ess engineer for the Orinoco Mining Co. . . 
RALPH J. ESCHBORN II has an engineer- 
ing position in the pigments department of 
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Edge 
Moor, Del. . . The Naval Civil Engineering 
Laboratory, Port Hueneme, Calif., employs 
RICHARD H. GURSKE as a sanitary engi- 
neer. . . DONALD G. JOHNSON is director 
of camping for the New England Synod 
Lutheran^ Church in America, Camp Calu- 
met Luth'eran in West Ossipee, N.H. . ! Serv- 
ing as assistant bridge engineer for the State 
of California — Division of Highways, Sacra- 
mento, is CHRISTOPHER J. MASKLEE 
who resides in Panorama City. . . Safeguards 
Engineer for G. E.'s Knolls Atomic Power 
Lab., Schenectady, N.Y. is ANDREW T. 
PERREWULT. . . E. I. du Pont-Eichem 
Vinyls employs ROBERT J. ROSE, task 
force engineer of Houston, Texas. . . JAMES 
V. ROSSI holds the position of marine 
engineer with General Dynamics, Quincy, 
Mass. .. An East Providence, R. I., resident, 
JOHN J. SZOSTEK, is an associate produc- 
tion engineer for New England Power Co., 
Somerset, Mass. ..JOHN S. THOMPSON, 
JR., was awarded his MBA from Harvard 
University in June 1971. He is now a 
Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. . . B. LEE 
TUTTLE is a Fellow at Penn. State Univer- 
sity, University Park, Pa. 



1970 

Married: CHARLES E. BASNER and 
Miss Dawn Lucille Oakes of Lockport, N.Y., 
on Sept. 4, 1971. The couple will be living 
in Sunnyvale, Calif., where the groom is 
completing his training program with the 
Department of Transportation with the 
Federal Government. . . HARRIS C. HOW- 
LAND to Miss Elizabeth Herrick Shea of 



STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

(Act of October 23, 1962: Section 4369, 
Title 39, United States Code) 
1. Date of filing. September 28, 1971. 2. 
Title of publication. THE JOURNAL. 3. 
Frequency of issue. Four times per year. 4. 
Location of known office of publication 
(Street, city, county, state, zip code). Insti- 
tute Road, Worcester, Worcester, Massachu- 
setts 01609. 5. Location of the headquarters 
or general business offices of the publishers 
(Not printers). Institute Road, Worcester, 
Massachusetts 01609. 6. Names and address- 
es of publisher, editor, and managing editor. 
Publisher (Name and address). Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachu- 
setts 01609. Editor (Name and address). H. 
Russell Kay, Worcester Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, Worcester, Mass. 01609. Managing 
Editor (Name and address). None. 7. Owner 
(If owned by a corporation, its name and 
address must be stated and also immediately 
thereunder the names and addresses of 
stockholders owning or holding 1 percent or 
more of total amount of stock. If not 
owned by a corporation, the names and 
addresses of the individual owners must be 
given. If owned by a partnership or other 
unincorporated firm, its name and address, 
as well as that of each individual must he 
given.) Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 
Worcester, Massachuestts 01609. 8. Known 
bondholders, mortgagees, and other security 
holders owning or holding 1 percent or 
more of total amount of bonds, mortgages 
or other securities (If there are none, so 
state). None. 9. For completion by nonprof- 
it organizations authorized to mail at special 
rates (Section 132.122, Postal Manual). The 
purpose, function, and nonprofit status of 
this organization and the exempt status for 
Federal income tax purposes have not 
changed during preceding 12 months. (If 
changed, publisher must submit explanation 
of change with this statement.) 10. Extent 
and nature of circulation. 



Average No. 
Copies Each 
Issue during 
Preceding P 

A. Total no. copies printed 12 M °nths 
(Net press run). 

B. Paid circulation. 

1. Sales through 
dealers and 
carriers, street 
vendors and 
counter sales. 

2. Mail subscriptions. 

C. Total paid circulation 

D. Free distribution 
(including samples) 
by mail, carrier 
or other means. 

E. Total distribution 
(Sum of C and D). 

F. Office use, left-over, 
unaccounted, spoiled 
after printing. 

G. Total (Sum of E & F - 
should equal 
net press run 
shown in A). 12,000 



12,000 



11,151 



11,152 



848 



Actual Num! 

of Copies c 

Single Issu 

ublished Nea 

to Filing Da 

13,500 



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11,609 

1,891 
13,500 



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above are correct and complete. 

H. Russell Kay, Editor 

Beverly Farms, Mass., on September 11, 
1971. Harris is field engineer for the General 
Electric Co., Baltimore, Md. . . LT. JEF- 
FREY C. MANTY to Miss Christine Marie 



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Nelson of Templeton, Mass., on August 20, 
1971. Lt. Manty serves with the U.S. Army 
Ordnance Corps in Bamberg, Germany. . . 
GEORGE P. MOORE to Miss Karen Marie 
Brown of Grafton, Mass., on August 7, 
1971. George is a law student at Suffolk 
University, Boston, Mass., his residence 
being in Waltham. . . BARRY W. SODEN to 
Miss Madeline Jean LaValley of Feeding 
Hills, Mass., on August 28, 1971. The 
couple will reside in Marlborough. Barry is 
with Boston Edison Co., Framingham. 

Married: FRANCIS A. VERNILE to 
Miss Sally Ann Kalentkowski of New 
Britain, Conn., on August 21, 1971. The 
groom is a graduate student at the Univer- 
sity of Connecticut in Storrs. 

DAVID D. ANDRE has a position as 
actuarial trainee at Mass. Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co., which is located in Springfield, 
Mass. . . Sales coordinator for Coppus Engi- 
neering Corp., Worcester, Mass., is DANIEL 
K. BREEN of Hopedale. . .2/LT. ROBERT 
C. COURNOYER serves as watch officer for 
the U.S. Army at Vint Hill Farm Station, 
Warrenton, Va. . . DINKAR V. DESAI 
works as senior research associate at Poly- 
technic Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y. . . The 
biomedical engineering dept. at WPI em- 
ploys DR. ROBERT J. HARVEY, affiliate 
associate professor. . . Teaching in the 
Lebanon, N.H., High School mathematics 



department is PHILIP H. JOHNSON who 
makes his home in Lyme. . . ROGER L. 
JOHNSON works for the Medical Systems 
Department of General Electric Co., Mil- 
waukee, Wise. He is in the management 
training program. . . Now working in pollu- 
tion control research at Riley-Stoker Co., 
Worcester, is STEPHEN A. JOHNSON of 
Holden. . . Western Electric, North Andover, 
Mass., employs ROBERT C. KEENAN.who 
resides in Salem, N.H. . . JONATHAN W. 
LEAVITT works at Alden Research Lab., 
WPI. He lives in Holden, Mass. . . New 
England Electric System, Systems Planning 
Dept., employs JOHN F. MALLEY as an 
engineer in training. . . Form Roll Die Corp., 
West Boylston, Mass., has named ROLAND 
A. MASON as assistant general manager. He 
makes his home in Sterling Jet. . . LT. WIL- 
LIAM R. NAAS is stationed with the U.S. 
Army at Ft. Meade, Md. He lives in Laurel 
...JOHN P. OBER serves in the 62nd 
Engineer Co., U.S. Army, overseas in Italy 
... A traffic control installer for C. I. R. 
Electrical Contractors, Hampden, Mass., is 
RAYMOND C. PAULK, one of the founders 
of the firm. . . F. DAVID PLOSS is with 
Trane Co., Detroit, Michigan. . . Studying at 
WPI as a graduate student is RICHARD J. 
SCHWARTZ who resides in Worcester. . . 
Marine Lance Corporal WILLIAM D. 
SMITH has reported for duty with the 



Headquarters & Service Co. of the Third 
Marine Division on Okinawa. 

Now a resident of State College, Pa., 
ROBERT T. STULA studies as a graduate 
student at Penn. State University, University 
Park. . . P & L Biochemicals, Milwaukee, 
Wise, employs JOSEPH A. TOCE, chemist 
. . . American Telephone and Telegraph — 
Long Lines, White Plains, N.Y., has named 
STEVEN A. UDELL as accounting opera- 
tions supervisor. . . ROSS E. WEAVER 
works in the capacity of field engineer for 
the Factory Insurance Association, Boston, 
Mass. Derry, N.H., is his home. . . ROBERT 
PAUL WHITFORD serves as design engineer 
for the General Electric Co. in Fitchburg, 
Mass. 



1971 

Married: MARK A. AGLIO to Miss 
Michelle Ann Boulette of Whitinsville, 
Mass., on August 28, 1971. Mark teaches at 
Our Lady of Providence Preparatory Semi- 
nary in Providence, R.I. . . J. LEE CRISTY 
and Mary Ann Therese Melos of Rochester, 
N.Y., on September 11. The groom is a 
consulting systems analyst at the Fallon 
Clinic, Inc., Worcester, Mass. . . LOREN L. 
COMPSON to Miss Joyce Shepherd of 
Vieedsport, N.Y., on July 31, 1971. Loren 
serves as a cost engineer for Torrington 



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Construction Co., Glens Falls, N.Y. . . 
JAMES F. CRITTENDEN and Miss Pen- 
elope A. Fuller of West Hartford, Conn., on 
Sept. 5, 1970. Jim is a partner in the 
Residential Asphalt Protection Co., West 
Hartford. He lives in New Britain. . . 
EDWARD F. CUNNINGHAM to Miss Mary 
Ellen Miller of Waterbury, Conn., on 
October 2, 1971... KEVIN J. DONAHUE 
and Miss Maria Lee Glennon of Worcester, 
Mass., on August 1, 1971. Kevin works as a 
junior engineer for the City of Worcester, 
Municipal Airport. . . RICHARD E. DYNIA 
to Miss Patricia Anne Lucibello of Meriden, 
Conn., on September 24, 1971. Serving the 
bridegroom were his WPI classmates PHILIP 
JOHNSON, best man; and JOSEPH 
AUSANKA and THOMAS COPP, ushers. 
The groom is a design-manufacturing engi- 
neer for IONA Mfg. Corp., Manchester, 
Conn. 

Married: DWIGHT P. EDDY to Miss 
Linda Anne Trombley of Haverhill, Mass., 
on July 25, 1970. Dwight is a data process- 
ing design manager at Norden Division, 
UAC, Norwalk, Conn. . . ERNEST .R. 
JOYAL and Miss Christina Argo of Green- 
ville, R.I., on May 28, 1971. The groom is 
employed at the U.S. Naval Ship Engineer- 
ing Center, Hyattsville, Md. . . PETER A. 
SALIS to Miss Susan Marion Harrington of 
Nashua, N.H., on June 19, 1971 . The couple 
is residing in Speedway, Ind. Peter has been 
employed by the National Starch & Chemi- 
cal Corp., Indianapolis. . . DONALD J. 
USHER and Miss Lyn Anne Hudson of 
Malvern, Pa., on June 12, 1971. Don is a 
construction engineer with Babcock & Wil- 
cox Co., Barberton, Ohio. . . ANDREW J. 
GRIFFIN and Miss Victoria A. Goucher of 
Milford, Mass., on May 27, 1971. The 
couple resides in Millington, Tenn... WIL- 
LIAM A. PHILBROOK to Miss Dianne M. 
Beaudoin of Millbury, Mass., on August 21, 
1971. The groom is a test technician for 
Incoterm, Marlboro. 

CARL E. GILMORE is currently a 
graduate student studying at the University 
of Florida which is located in Gainesville. . . 
JAMES K. ABRAHAM is the manager of 
the environmental testing division of Com- 
mercial Testing & Engineering Co., Chicago, 
Illinois. His residence is in Evanston. . . 
Public Service Electric & Gas Co., New 
Brunswick, N.J., employs JOHN EDWARD 
ANDERSON as a cadet engineer. . . PAUL 
B. ASH is a graduate student at the Univer- 
isty of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. . . 
Now living in Biddeford, Me., is ROLAND 
R. BATSON. . . TODD A. BENJAMIN has 
accepted a field engineering position with 
General Electric's Installation and Service 
Engineering Department, Schenectady, 
N.Y. . . The New Haven, Conn., Water Com- 
pany employs GEORGE E. BLOCK, JR., 
civil engineer. . . GLENN E. BRIER is with 
General Data Conn. Industries, Inc., in 
Norwalk, Conn. .. PROFESSOR JOHN N. 



BRUSSEAU of the engineering department 
of Western New England College, Spring- 
field, Mass., was a busy man in October. 
During that month he spoke at the meeting 
of the Connecticut Chapter of the Institute 
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 
New Haven, the title of his talk being 
"Spectrum Analysis of EEG Waves". He also 
spoke at the Yale faculty club and was 
preparing an address to be given at the 
national conference of the Institute of 
Electrical and Electronics Engineers Profes- 
sional Group for Engineering in Medicine 
and Biology in Las Vegas, Nev. . . General 
Staff Reporter for the Worcester Telegram 
& Gazette, Clinton, Mass., office is PAUL J. 
CLEARY. . . Westinghouse Electric Corp., 
Philadelphia, Pa., has named DANIEL E. 
DEMERS an associate engineer. . . His 
brother, DAVID J. DEMERS, is also with 
Westinghouse, but is located with the sur- 
face division in Baltimore, Md. . . 
GREGORY S. DICKSON has employment 
as a production development engineer at 
Dow Chemical, Gales Ferry, Conn. . . 
DANIEL T. DONAHUE is serving with the 
Peace Corps. . . Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, has 
named STEPHEN B. DOUGLAS an associ- 
ate engineer. He lives in Emsworth, Pa. . . 
DONALD G. FOGG, JR., is with Procter & 
Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, and resides in 
Chester. . . Navy Airman Apprentice 

ANDREW J. GRIFFIN recently completed 
the 28-day recruit phase of the Navy's 
"Four-to-Ten-Month" active duty program 
at the Naval Air Station, Millington, 
Tenn. . . JOHN M. GRIFFIN has been em- 
ployed by the New England Telephone and 
Telegraph Company of Boston, Mass. His 
home is in Braintree. . . Working as a design 
engineer at Hamilton Standard, Windsor 
Locks, Conn., is ROBERT P. HART. . . 
WILLIAM E. HELLIWELL, JR., has ac- 
cepted a position as field engineer with 
Riley Stoker Corp. of Worcester, Mass. He is 
presently located in Columbia, S.C. . . 
Studying as a graduate student at the 
University of Connecticut at Storrs, is 
DOUGLAS E. HOLMES. .. LOUIS R. 
HOWAYECK serves in the supply inventory 
management division of the Air National 
Guard. . . Uniroyal, Inc., of Naugatuck, 
Conn., has named NORMAN E. JOHNSON 
as a junior engineer. . . Omnitech, Inc., 
Dudley, Mass., employs PHILIP M. JOHN- 
SON, chemist. .. GERALD J. KERSUS is 
an electronics engineer with U.S. Naval 
Electronics System and Evaluation Facility, 
St. Inigoes, Md. . . DANIEL F. KING is with 
the New England Nuclear Corporation, 
Boston, Mass. . . Serving as a Peace Corps 
Trainee in Jamaica, W.I., is MYLES H. 
KLEPER of Hamden, Conn. .. Chemical 
engineer CLAUDE P. MANCEL's business 
address is 8 rue Etienne Jodelle, Paris 18, 
France. . . SCOTT T. McCANDLESS works 
as a highway engineer for Howard, Needles, 
Tammen & Bergendoff, Boston, Mass. . . 



Agricultural engineer for Duncan Schil linger 
Farm, Scottsville, N.Y., is WILLIAM R. 
MELVILLE III. . . RAVINDRA M. NENE 
serves as a field engineer for Burroughs 
Corp., Boston, his residence being in Somer- 
ville, Mass. . . DR. SANDER E. NYDICK 
has accepted a position as senior develop- 
ment engineer with Thermo Electron Corp., 
Waltham, Mass. He makes his home in 
Stow. . . The Electric Boat Division, General 
Dynamics Corp., has named ROBERT A. 
PACE associate engineer. .. VINCENT T. 
PACE is an electrical construction field 
engineer for Philadelphia Electric Co., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. . . Residing in Gloversville, 
N.Y., JOHN G. PLONSKY works for the 
General Telephone Co. of Upstate N.Y., in 
Johnstown. . . ANTHONY SCHEPIS has ac- 
cepted the position of industrial engineer 
with the Sealy Mattress Co., of Randolph, 
Mass. . . STEPHEN T. SERGIO is a 2/Lt. in 
the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Ga. . . 
BRUCE SODERMAN writes that he is a 
Private serving with the Army and is sta- 
tioned at Ft. Dix, N.J. . . Peace Corps volun- 
teer JOHN F. SPERANDIO is stationed in 
Uganda, Africa, where he expects to spend 
the next two years. . . RONALD C. 
STRAND has been employed by Camp, 
Dresser & McKee, Inc., Boston, Mass. . . 
Granger Construction Co., Inc., has named 
PAUL R. SWENSON as field engineer in 
Worcester, Mass. He lives in Jefferson. . . 
RICHARD V. TINO, JR., holds the position 
of quality control engineer for Polaroid 
Corp., Waltham, Mass. . . BRUCE R. TOMP- 
KINS is with the Torrington Construction 
Co., Glens Falls, N.Y. His home is in Lake 
George. . . Among the graduate students at 
Duke University, Durham, N.C., is NOEL 
TOTTI III of Puerto Rico. Noel comes from 
quite a line of WPI graduates, including his 
grandfather, Noel Totti of the class of 191 1 ; 
his father, Noel Totti, Jr., '42; his grand- 
uncle, Etienne Totti, '11 and his cousin, 
Etienne Totti, Jr., '42. . . The Philadelphia 
Electric Co., Philadelphia, Pa., employs 
THOMAS O. VANDEVENTER of Narberth 
. . . RAVINDRA K. VORA is associate engi- 
neer for Otis Elevator Co., in Yonkers, 
N.Y. . . Serving as a supervisory assistant for 
New England Tel. & Tel. Co., Pittsfield, 
Mass., is STEVEN C. WATSON. . . Recently 
commissioned as an Army Second Lieuten- 
ant at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, 
Annville, Pa., was THOMAS J. WERB. . . 
GLENN H. WHITE is serving as a Peace 
Corps trainee in Washington, D.C. . . Curtis 
1000, Inc., West Hartford, Conn., employs 
ROBERT A. WOOLLACOTT, JR., manage- 
ment trainee. .. RONALD L. ZARRELLA 
has a position as production supervisor at 
Clairol, Inc., Stamford, Conn. He lives in 
Waterbury. . . MICHAEL P. ZARRILLI re- 
ports that he is a graduate student at the 
Wharton School of Finance & Commerce 
(University of Pennsylvania), in Philadel- 
phia. 



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Feedback 



To the Editor: 



First I wish to offer my compliments 
on a fine article by Ken Maymon in 
the October Journal. Perhaps recogniz- 
ing the failure of the federal govern- 
ment to cope with the pollution prob- 
lem is the first step toward developing 
more effective programs. 

The conclusions, though, are very 
disturbing. Mr. Maymon concludes 
that we need reorganization of federal 
bureaucracy and a "new way of think- 
ing" for our politicians. Our country 
has, however, needed these changes for 
many years, and it appears that noth- 
ing short of widespread social revolu- 
tion will ever change the way politi- 
cians think. 

As individual engineers and scien- 
tists we have at our command the 
most powerful of all weapons against 
pollution — our professional integrity. 
It is machines that pollute; engineers 
and scientists design machines, and 
politicians and businessmen tell engi- 
neers and scientists what to do. Since 
businessmen and politicians are moti- 
vated primarily by money and the 
power to control people, and since 
machines have no morals, it seems that 
the only way to break this chain is for 
the engineers and scientists to exercise 
their moral judgment and refuse to 
work on projects which are detri- 
mental to our environment. 

The A.M.A. with its congressional 
lobbying power exercises a great deal 
of control over drug legislation and 
other medical matters. But where are 
the engineering and scientific societies, 
the alumni associations, and the tech- 
nical colleges when environmentally 
destructive legislation is being de- 
bated? While our politicians are pass- 
ing legislation to pay scientists and 
engineers to destroy the environment, 
our professional societies seem in- 
terested only in how it will affect the 
unemployment rate. 



In the first part of the twentieth 
century, WPI alumni were leaders in 
developing the technology that gave us 
the highest standard of living in the 
world. I hope that the last part of the 
century shows WPI graduates as the 
leaders in the fight to save our environ- 
ment so that this world can be a safe 
and healthy place in which to live. 

Peace. 

Steven A. Clarke, '71 
Amhersc, Massachusetts 



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Vol. 75, no. 3 
February, 1 972 



In This Issue 



The Prospects for Our Environment page three 

Russell Train, Chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, takes a 
probing look at the role of the private citizen in the fight to save our environment. 



WPI : A Center for Environmental Studies page nine 

Dr. Edward N. Clarke, WPI Director of Research, discusses the wide range of environment- 
related programs at WPI. 



H. Russell Kay 

Editor 

Ruth A. Trask 

Alumni Information Editor 

Publications Committee 

Walter B. Dennen, Jr., '51, Chairman 

Robert C. Gosling, '68 

Enfried T. Larson, '22 

Rev. Edward I. Swanson, '45 

Richard DeChard, '56 

Published for the Alumni Association 
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Copyright ©1972 by 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 
All rights reserved. 



WPI Alumni Association Officers 

President: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44 

Vice Presidents: 

B. E. Hosmer, '61 
W.J. Bank, '46 

Secretary- Treasurer: 
S. J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: 
R. E. Higgs, '40 

Executive Committee, 
Members-at-Large: 

C. C. Bonin, '38; F. S. Harvey, '37; 
C. W. Backstrom, '30; L Polizzotto, '70 

Fund Board: 

G. F. Crowther, '37; A. Kalenian, '33; 
R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; L. A. Penoncello, 
'66; W. J. Charow, '49; H. I. Nelson, '54 



Whither the Automobile? page twelve 

A brief but incisive rundown by ME Prof. Roger R. Borden of the problems caused by the 
automobile — environmental, sociological, and technical — with a summary of emission 
requirements and results. 



Art Smith, Man At the Top page twenty-seven 

A profile of the new President of United Aircraft, WPI '33. 

Alumni Fund Progress Report page twenty-nine 

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The Prospects 

for our Environment 



by Russell E. Train 

Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality 



J.HE CAUSE of the environment is one which the citizens 
have made. No political leader, no government official can 
take sole credit for putting the environment on the national 
agenda. Citizens identified problems, organized to influence 
governmental actions, made themselves heard at public 
hearings, brought actions before administrative agencies in 
the courts, and helped the press to interpret their concerns. 
They did all this in the face of the massive lethargy of 
business-as-usual bureaucracy. Some citizen leaders were 
ridiculed for their efforts, mocked as the "birds and 
bunnies people," the butterfly chasers, the old ladies in 
tennis shoes. In many subtle and not so subtle ways they 
were made to feel that they were not in the American 
mainstream of bread and butter progress, that theirs was 
the voice of reaction, that they were callous to the people's 
need for jobs, that they were soft. 

The first hurdle citizens had to overcome was organiza- 
tion. Contrast the situation just ten years ago when three or 
four national environmental organizations divided up a 
faithful but small constituency of members, with the 
situation today which sees innumerable national, State and 

Russell E. Train is a graduate of Princeton with a law degree 
from Columbia. In 1970 WPI awarded him an honorary 
Doctor of Engineering degree in recognition of his concern 
for the environment and his leadership in making the 
technical man compatible with the natural world. In 1969 
President Nixon appointed him Under Secretary of the 
Interior. He was appointed to his present position in 1970. 
Russell Train is our country's environmental ombudsman. 



local groups with large and growing memberships organized 
with general, specific and ad hoc objectives of every kind. 

The second hurdle citizens had to overcome was the 
refusal of people to take them seriously. This refusal 
manifested itself in the ridicule of environmental leaders, 
the inability to attract press attention. Most significantly, 
there was a barrier between the concerned citizen and the 
processes of law. Although the contractor hired to bulldoze 
a woodland or level a hillside could go to court to keep 
people from standing in his way or delaying his work, the 
lifelong resident distressed by the impending destruction of 
a valued part of his community could not even be heard in 
a court of law because of constricted legal concepts known 
as "standing" or "government immunity." The law, truly 
reflecting the older values of the society at large, put 
greater stock by the immediate economics of a situation 
than it did by the longer-term aesthetic and cultural 
implications. Everywhere it seemed as though the part was 
afforded greater rights than the whole, and while there was 
no lack of advocates for specific dams, airports, highways 
and power plants, the fellow who dared to speak out for 
the environment could scarcely be heard above the roar of 
the "engine of progress." 

By and large the citizens have won their battle to be 
taken seriously, and few courts turn them away today. The 
number of speeches and articles exhorting environ- 
mentalists to be responsible, and claiming environmental 
requirements are delaying needed projects and putting 
people out of jobs, suggests that citizen environmentalists 
are now being taken very seriously indeed. 



The measure of citizens' 
strength today is the 
government's respect for 
them. 

Finally, citizens have had to learn how things really 
work, how divergent views are heard and reconciled in 
administrative tribunals and courts and in the political 
forum. Shut out for so long, it has been difficult to adjust 
to a role where citizen opinions are solicited and con- 
sidered, where recommendations are invited. But this 
obstacle has also been largely overcome, and there is less 
shrillness among environmentalists today, and more sen- 
sitivity to the complexity of government, the economy, and 
the needs of the environment. 

The measure of citizens' strength today is the govern- 
ment's respect for them. It is simply inconceivable that any 
agency of government or elected official could turn back 
the clock and ignore the environmental concerns of citizens 
for very long — the courts, the press, and the people simply 
would not allow it. 

Now that some of the great battles have been won by 
citizens, the time has come to ask "What does it all mean?" 
and "Where do we go from here?" Let me offer some 
tentative answers. 

It is almost a third of a century since the beginning of 
World War II, and over 40 years since the start of the 
Depression. Many, if not most, of those years were 
characterized by deep insecurity. The insecurities of the 
post-War period were of both foreign and domestic origin, 
for the instability of the world outside was mirrored by 
social divisions here at home. Since then much has changed, 
and the themes that people once marched to no longer stir 
them. Where once we were confident, aggressive, unified 
and outward bound, now we can only look back and 
wonder at those days. We have passed through several 
revolutions — of rising expectations, civil rights, consumer 
rights — and we have witnessed the coming of the new 
politics, the new technology, the new consciousness, the 
new everything. 

Now we are in the midst of yet another revolution, a 
turning inward. How much the war has been the cause, or 
whether we are just entering another cycle of history is 
debatable. We are, however, internalizing our ambitions, 
and questioning our purposes. One can measure our current 
mood in any number of ways, and the conclusion is 
unmistakable. We are showing by our visits to parks and 
museums, our purchases of books and sporting goods, our 
responses to polls and elections that we arc more and more 
concerned with personal fulfillment, with productive uses 
of leisure, with the life of the mind and spirit and with the 
outdoors. 



At a time in our national life when we are questioning 
traditional goals and redefining our purposes, we have come 
to a new concern with the quality of life. I do not believe 
that this concern is a temporary development. In the words 
of Jean Revel: 

There is a good deal more to the ecological movement than the 
effect of a practical determinism. After all, for thousands of years 
mankind has lived (and for the most part still lives) by drinking 
contaminated water, and he has survived the resulting dysentery and 
typhoid epidemics. Suffering apparendy is not enough to move one 
to fight for a better environment. Malaria has never caused a 
revolution. In order to fight, one must be able to see a clear 
relationship among nature, technology, economic power, and 
political power. 

One must also be able to rise to the belief that nature belongs to 
every man, and to the realization that an oil slick on the ocean 
affects one's own good or better, one's own happiness. The 
development of such a belief therefore implies the existence of a 
political awareness that calls for the reshaping of intra-social 
relations, for co-proprietorship, for co-dependence, for co- 
responsibility. 



We are in the midst of a 
fundamental reordering 
of our values, and the 
citizens who have worked 
to stimulate the debate 
are now being invited to 
contribute to it. They 
must display a maturity, 
a responsibility, and a 
staying power in the face 
of the inevitable testing 
of the depth of the 
nation's new 
commitment by those 
whose business is 
pollution or whose values 
are early American. 



The public will ultimately pay these costs, and the 
public is entitled to know the relationship of the 
costs it is paying to the benefits it will receive. 



There are two arguments that will increasingly be made 
in one form or another against moves to improve the 
environment. One I shall call the argument from economics 
and the other I shall call the argument from equity. It is 
essential that citizens concerned about improving the 
environment leam to deal with these arguments, and master 
the complex language in which they are presented and 
considered. 

There is no question of the continuing need to do a 
careful and thorough job of economic analysis of environ- 
mental problems and programs. This is particularly true as 
environmental standards rise. Attaining low levels of con- 
trol is relatively inexpensive but the cost rises rapidly as 
higher levels of abatement are attained. For example, in one 
particular industry it costs less than $1 a pound to reduce 
BOD — the measure of oxygen required to decompose 
organic wastes — by 30 percent. But to reduce it by over 65 
percent can cost over $20 for each pound, and to reduce it 
beyond the 95 percent level it costs over $60 per pound. 
Marginal costs of controlling such air pollutants as sulfur 
oxides and particulates also escalate rapidly at high levels of 
control. It is important for many reasons that we have a 
clear understanding of these costs before making far-reach- 
ing decisions. The public will ultimately pay these costs, 
and the public is entitled to know the relationship of the 
costs it is paying to the benefits it will receive. Second, 
accurate information on costs is important because there 
may be more economical and more efficient ways of 
achieving the same environmental objective. Indeed, there 
may even be other environmental objectives which should 
receive a higher priority. Finally, the nation's resources are 
finite, and an intelligent allocation of those resources 



among an almost infinite set of desirable goals demands 
careful cost analysis. This is not to say that cost must be 
the determining factor in setting environmental standards. 
But it is a factor that must receive careful analysis if 
environmental improvement is going to continue to have 
the broad support of the American public which I believe 
essential. 

It is perfectly fair to ask an environmentalist to deal 
directly with these questions, and to indicate what the 
trade-offs will be for a quality environment. But it is also 
fair for the environmentalist to insist on a rigorous 
acknowledgment that a poor environment is, in the crudest 
terms, costing us money. Part of what we give up by 
improving the environment is a baggage of unnecessary 
expenses to which dollar values can be broadly assigned. 
Let me briefly outline some of these costs we now bear for 
environmental problems. 

To be able to deal comprehensively with the question 
we really need a better environmental balance sheet than 
we now have. But we already know that air pollution, for 
example, is costing us money. There is a growing body of 
evidence which indicates that the long-term effects of 
exposure to low concentrations of pollutants can adversely 
affect health and result in chronic diseases and premature 
death. Major illnesses linked to air pollution include 
emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, lung cancer, and even the 
common cold. One evaluation of epidemiological studies 
suggested that a 50 percent reduction in air pollution would 
eliminate damages to health by more than $2 billion in a 
single year. The Environmental Protection Agency has 
estimated the total economic costs of mortality and 
morbidity due to air pollution is around $6 billion 
annually. 



One evaluation suggested that a 50 percent reduction 
in air pollution would eliminate damages to health by 
more than $2 billion in a single year. . . . The total 
estimate in 1968 of the direct costs of air pollution in 
the United States alone — not taking into account 
discomfort, anxiety, or aesthetic degradation — was 
put at $16 billion annually. 



Air pollution also affects property values. Studies of the 
willingness of people to pay more for residences in areas 
having cleaner air are persuasive. Data showing that income 
levels correlate inversely with air pollution levels in large 
cities — the poorer you are the more you are affected by air 
pollution — suggest that heavy air pollution may result in 
lowered property values, and lower housing costs. One 
study of property values, based on data from three cities, 
shows that increases of 10 percent in air pollution levels can 
result in decreases of $500 per residential property tract. 

The effect of air pollution on vegetation and materials 
was estimated at just under $5 billion in 1968. The total 
estimate in 1968 of the direct costs of air pollution in the 
United States alone — not taking into account discomfort, 
anxiety or aesthetic degradation — was put at $16 billion 
annually. This total is far in excess of abatement costs. 

Economists have also attempted to put dollar costs on 
water pollution, taking into account reduced fishery 



if such an engine were not required by law; that 85 percent 
would be willing to purchase only returnable bottles and 
pay a five cent per bottle deposit. 

In a broader sense, however, while the balance sheet 
approach to environmental gains and losses may be sug- 
gestive, I think it is inadequate. Environmentalists were 
among the first early to sense the hidden costs of 
technology, to see that better automobiles and highways 
and dams and power facilities do not necessarily add up to 
a better life — that the sum of the parts was worth less than 
the individual values of each one of them would suggest. 
Economics has not yet become subtle and refined enough 
to allow us to account adequately for this phenomenon, 
but we know it is true. We know that the plight of the 
modern middle-class American compares to the dilemma of 
the fellow who always gets what he wants — for a while he 
goes on asking for more — more appliances, more power, 
more comfort — until some dark night alone with himself 



More. More power. More comfort. Until some dark 
night, alone with himself man is moved to ask Why? 
What is it all worth if the animals have been 
decimated, the forests reduced, the air befouled, and 
the broad oceans themselves debased? 



harvests, diminished recreation opportunities and the like, 
but my point is that those concerned about what environ- 
mental reforms are costing us should look beyond the jobs 
provided by the marginal industry which is allegedly 
squeezed out by strict environmental standards to the 
broader economic interests of the communities who share 
their air and water with those enterprises. I am personally 
confident that we would find a net economic gain-, indeed, 
that we would also find that many more will gain than will 
lose as a result of pollution abatement. 

It is important that people understand that protecting 
the environment is going to entail costs and that it is they 
who will pay those costs — not someone else. At the same 
time, I think it equally important that the public not be 
scared away by inflated descriptions of the sacrifices 
involved. It has been my strong impression that those who 
talk the loudest about the heavy costs the public must bear 
for environmental quality are often those who are providing 
the public with products most closely associated with 
environmental problems. Could it be that they arc trying to 
discourage the public from exercising consumer preferences 
that might adversely affect their own market? A Harris poll 
reveals that the people of New York are willing to pay to 
improve the environment, that 60 percent would pay an 
additional $200 for a car with a pollution-free engine even 



he is moved to ask Why? What it is all worth if the animals 
have been decimated, the forests reduced, the air befouled, 
and the broad oceans themselves debased? 

Intuitively, we have always understood this to a degree. 
While we have historically worked hard to increase goods 
and services, we have at the same time chosen to take a 
portion of the rewards of economic productivity in the 
form of reductions in the work week. In the span of several 
decades, the average U.S. work week has declined from 60 
hours with virtually no vacations to less than 40 hours. No 
one has been moved to complain about what we have given 
up since 1900 in productivity foregone because they agree 
so readily about the value of what we have gained — 20 or 
so hours more of leisure. 

The movement to a shorter work week challenged our 
economy to increase hourly productivity, to mechanize and 
become more capital intensive. The economic challenges 
posed by environmental quality objectives are similar in 
nature but far less in scale than such earlier demands as 
shorter working hours, paid vacations, pensions and health 
care. Yet it is true [hat environmental reforms pose 
challenges to technology. For example, we have designed 
our proposed tax on sulfur emissions so that the tax will 
become more burdensome with time, rewarding enterprises 
which develop new techniques for eliminating sulfur, and 
penalizing those which resist change. 

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The reason perhaps why we are slower to perceive that 
our continued progress as a people now demands that we 
improve environmental quality just as a quarter century ago 
social justice demanded a better deal for the working man, 
is that the benefits we are now striving for are public, not 
private. Environmental quality generally has no interest 
group, no lobby to whom the cause means dollars and 
cents, days off, or sick pay. Americans have been slow to 

What about the poor — 
what's in it for them? 
What about social justice 
and equal opportunity? 

differentiate between individual goods and communal 
goods. Many of this country's problems have been aggra- 
vated by our historical misunderstanding of the communal 
nature of air and water. Now that there is some consensus 
in those areas, the task of the environmentalist is to 
persuade Americans of the communal nature of much 
private land use, of distinguished historic buildings and 
architectural masterpieces and valuable ecosystems. 

Our system has always functioned well where adversary 
interests have had specific objectives and a strong con- 
stituency. Where the cause is the public estate, and we all 
stand to gain, some of our institutions do less well. But we 
are adapting them. Reduction of bond requirements and 
abandonment of the rule that litigants must have a direct 
economic stake to contest public agency actions are 
instances where the courts have made room for what 
Edward Banfield has called "the public regarding citizen." 
The citizen is more and more being invited to scrutinize the 
quality of service he is receiving from agencies of govern- 
ment and to challenge it directly, by commenting on its 
proposals through its public participatory processes, or by 
challenging it directly in the courts when he finds it 
wanting. 

All very well, some may say, but the public regarding 
citizens who stand to gain from environmental gains are the 
affluent middle classes. What about the poor — what's in it 
for them? What about social justice and equal opportunity? 
We have heard talk recently of "environmental escapism," 
and suggestions that as a people we are abandoning social 
objectives and priorities — a decent home for every 
American family, the elimination of poverty — in the name 
of less exacting goals such as cleaner air and water and more 
parks. This I refer to as the argument from equity, and 
since it questions the very legitimacy of environmental 
reforms it is essential that environmentalists confront and 
deal with it. 

I believe that the view that we are now escaping into a 
world of middle class concerns which benefit only the 
affluent makes three false assumptions: 

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1. That alleged neglect of social priorities is in some 
way a consequence of increased support for en- 
vironmental programs. We are simply not playing a 
zero sum game where my gain is your loss or vice 
versa. Economically and politically, it is simplistic 
to argue that better air for all of us has meant less 
money for the poor. 

2. That although the poor may not define environ- 
mental improvements as their primary objectives, 
they do not stand to gain by them. On the contrary, 
we have data that indicate that the poor suffer most 
from air pollution, poor waste management, and 
inadequate recreational opportunities. For example, 
in our annual report on the quality of the nation's 
environment last year we cited data from Chicago 
showing that the lowest income neighborhoods are 
in the areas of highest air pollution concentrations. 
Studies in several other cities show a similar close 
correlation between low income and high air pollu- 
tion levels. 

3. Third, I believe it is specious and perhaps a trifle 
guilt-ridden to argue that the interests of the great 
majority of Americans who are showing in polls and 
in other ways that they care very deeply about the 
quality of their natural surroundings are to some 
extent illegitimate. Galbraith could rationally argue 
in the Affluent Society that the amount of money 
Americans lavish on chromium auto fixtures and 
cosmetics was a misallocation of resources in view 
of the needs of the public estate. But the environ- 
mental movement is precisely directed at benefiting 
the society at large. 

Citizens organized in the public interest have been so 
successful that they now are virtually a fourth branch of 
government when they care about an issue. If this new 
status calls for a new sophistication and maturity in the 
face of subtle and sometimes persuasive skepticism, it also 
calls for a spirit of conciliation and cooperation with others 
in the society who see some things differently. And it calls 
for a realistic appraisal of what is involved. 

It is important for us to understand that many of the 
problems we have — poverty, pollution, inflation, the urban 
crisis - we share with all the world. Often because we face 
them first, our solutions and our performance become the 
measure, mould the expectations, of what is possible. As 
Revel has pointed out the fundamental changes that are 
occurring in our society amount to "the first revolution in 
history in which disagreement on values and goals is more 
pronounced than disagreement on the means of existence." 

While so much proceeds at geometric rates of increase 
these days, time is still linear, and people are still people. 
Although our mood may have changed and our needs have 
become more subtle, our older institutions are moving 
along with years of momemtum behind them. Institutions 
are less flexible than people, their turning arcs are wider, 
and it is more difficult to move them through periods of 
maximum transition. The regular scrutiny by citizens of 



It is important for us to understand that many of the 
problems we have — poverty, pollution, inflation, the 
urban crisis — we share with all the world. Often 
because we face them first, our solutions and our 
performance become the measure, mould the 
expectations, of what is possible. 




governmental agencies is serving to energize the agencies 
themselves, and to discourage their becoming overly preoc- 
cupied with themselves and the world of government. In 
the midst of uncertainties over which areas to emphasize or 
which priorities to favor in an era of information overload, 
strong citizen concerns have the effect of focusing attention 
and clarifying alternative options. 

It is the task of the national administration to chart an 
orderly course through a disorderly time, to accommodate 
the need for institutional change as quickly as possible 
without wrecking what is essential and useful in our 
processes of government. We in this administration are fully 
committed to the revolution in values now underway, and 
to the reappraisal of the goals of technology and its 
consequences. At a time when there is so much that divides 
people, the cause of the environment is vibrant, youthful 
and full of hope for young and old, rich and poor. 

Moving forward together in this very complex time will 
require not only sophistication but also conciliation, 
moderation, and respect for each other's deeply felt wishes 
and desires. A posture of disciplined application to the 
business at hand is difficult to maintain in an atmosphere 
charged with passion, but it is the only approach capable in 
the long run of achieving the broad goals and the better 
quality of life we seek. 

Last February, when President Nixon sent to the 
Congress his Environmental Message proposing a compre- 
hensive and wide-ranging set of environmental initiatives, he 
declared: 

". . . Far beyond any legislative or administrative programs that may 
be suggested, the direet involvement of our citizens will be the 
critical test of whether we can indeed have the kind of environment 
we want for ourselves and for our children." 

There is no question in my mind but that an informed, 
concerned, and responsible citizenry is the crucial factor 
upon which ultimately ;ill environmental progress must 
depend. 



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WPI: 

A Center for 
Environmental Studies 



by Dr. Edward l\l. Clarke 
Director of Research 



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UNTIL RECENTLY ecology was a professional word used 
and understood only by biologists. Environment was a 
word connected with the study of human behavior to 
describe the influences which, along with heredity, make 
people behave as they do. 

Today, these terms are household words even though 
the full comprehension of their meaning is often little 
understood. 

Is the current concern for our environment a fad which 
will be replaced next year by something else? Or is there a 
real problem which has finally been recognized by the 
masses to the extent that they are now willing to support 
the programs necessary to improve the environment in 
which we live? The broad-scale involvement of WPI faculty 
and students in environmental studies and projects de- 
scribed in this issue of the WPI Journal provides evidence 
that these problems are both real and critical. 

First of all, what do we mean by the environment? 
Prof. B. Allen Benjamin of civil engineering answers that. 
"The term 'environment' means different things to differ- 
ent people, even here on campus. Some equate it with 
'pollution' (which is, rather, an environmental problem), 
others with 'air and water resources' in general; still others 
with all natural resources, of which land (with what is 
under and on it) is a major component. But in the broadest 
view, and the one I favor, is that the 'environment' includes 
the physical works of man as well as the elements of nature. 
Stated another way, our environment is composed of 
interdependent systems, both natural and man-made. The 
abuse of one system jeopardizes the quality of the others 
and ultimately the survival of all." 

It is easy for the public to point a finger at technology, 
saying "you are to blame for the mess in the environment." 
While there is an element of truth in this accusation, it is no 
more applicable to technology than to every other segment 
of society. All of us businessmen, politicians, farmers, 



educators, and the rest of the citizenry have been looking at 
the world around us through blinders which prevented us 
from seeing beyond our own special interests. 

The municipalities which dumped raw sewage into 
rivers without passing it through treatment plants should 
not blame technology when new government regulations 
demanded treatment to improve water quality for those 
living downstream. Although technology was available to 
correct the problems years ago, elected officials with few 
exceptions could see no advantage to their own community 
in undertaking such an expensive public works project. 
Even if they had, they would have been faced with the 
difficult job of convincing the citizens to increase their 
taxes to pay for the project. 

The businessman who found it economically desirable 
to dump his wastes and by-products into streams or 
through stacks into the air was suffering from the same 
limited vision. If approached by local officials about 
stopping the practice, his answer was often a threat to leave 
town, eliminating jobs for local citizens. His claim was that 
he was faced with the necessity of making a profit or going 
out of business. For the marginal business, this might have 
been the only alternative. However, prosperous businesses 
often took this same attitude. 

It's easy to point to the city sewage plant or the 
smoking stacks of industry as sources of pollution, but until 
each of us recognizes his own contribution to the overall 
problem we cannot hope to solve it. Fortunately, the public 
is being made aware of the individual's responsibilities. 

The nation's college students picked up the torch to 
crusade for a better environment sometime between their 
crusades for civil rights and the end of the war in Vietnam. 
Then the politicians began to speak on the perils of 
pollution with the result that new laws were enacted to 
protect the environment. The remaining wetlands received a 
reprieve from the real estate developers as people finally 



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realized that they are a part of the natural ecosystem in 
which man lives. Federal standards on automotive exhaust 
emissions were applauded by the people, if not by the auto 
makers. They couldn't be met, said Detroit, but teams of 
college students from all over the country including five 
WPI teams proved the standards could be met in the 1970 
Clean Air Car Race. 

WPI faculty have provided national leadership in en- 
vironmental research. Worcester Polytechnic Institute is, in 
fact, a center for environmental studies. It does not have a 
separate "environmental" discipline under a department 
head. Rather, these studies permeate the entire program 
and curriculum. Because the problems of correcting the 
misuse of the environment cut across the lines of the 
traditional academic disciplines, this represents a logical 
approach. 

Environmental problems and WPI's response to those 
problems have had a major impact upon education and 
research at WPI. There has been a nearly ten-fold increase in 
sponsored research since 1965 at WPI, with much of the 
growth in fields related to the environment. A major 
portion of the sponsored research at Alden Research 
Laboratories is concerned with the thermal pollution of 
rivers and other water systems. Nearly half of all the 
sponsored research on campus is related to air, water, and 
solid waste problems. 

WPI's faculty and facilities were in the right place at the 
right time to work on environmental problems when WPI 
made the decision to expand its research program. Instead 
of following the more traditional engineering college path 
of becoming heavily involved with defense and space 
research, WPI was alert to the then (1965) growing 
awareness of environmental problems and proceeded to 
grow in this particular socially-oriented direction. 

The present concern for the pollution of our environ- 
ment was first brought to the attention of most people by 
the late Rachel Carson in her book, The Silent Spring. 
However, the problem has been of concern to others for 
much longer. For example, research into the problems of 
thermal pollution of streams was begun in 1952 at WPI's 
Alden Research Laboratories. This first model study of the 
Schuylkill River was the forerunner of twenty-five studies 
on the problems created by returning heated water to 
streams from power plants, both conventional and nuclear 
powered. 

The faculty at WPI recognized the dangers of continued 
pollution before it became a national concern. In 1967, the 
theme for a day-long, "Scientific Briefing for Tomorrow" 
seminar for business leaders was entitled "Pollution: Danger 
in 'our Time." This program featured a number of eminent 
authorities describing the problem of pollution and steps 
already being taken to correct the problems. 

Perhaps that Scientific Briefing program was before its 
time for the topic was not then of popular concern. 
However, for the businessman who attended, it was a 
practical forewarning of the public clamor which was about 
to descend on business everywhere. 



WPI's early response to the need for solutions to 
environmental problems created such an impression on the 
Sloan Foundation that it provided a three-year grant of 
$200,000 to establish an Environmental Systems Study 
Program for undergraduate students. This is the first grant 
of this type ever given by the Sloan Foundation. The ESSP 
program seeks to develop the methods for teaching students 
to approach the solution of environmental problems as an 
interdisciplinary effort. The program, co-directed by Drs. 
Zwiebel and Keshavan, deliberately seeks a cross-section of 
participating students and faculty from many departments. 

Students in ESSP are first exposed to the theoretical 
aspects of environmental problems to help them recognize, 
understand and integrate environmental and social consider- 
ations into a project. A key element is the actual project 
which brings students and faculty into a close working 
relationship with those people in industry and government 
who are trying to solve a real problem. 




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Working in small groups, ESSP students study every 
aspect of their selected project . . . technological, economic, 
and social. Only by recognizing the interrelationship of all 
these areas in an acceptable solution can they effectively 
act on the problem. 

A typical project now in progress involves the discharge 
of sewage treatment sludge into Boston Harbor. Another 
concerns air pollution in Worcester. 

Initially, the environmental programs on campus were 
primarily in the hands of chemical, civil, and mechanical 
engineers, and chemists, often with a single-discipline 
orientation. The electrical engineer, however, has come 
roaring into the picture recently, primarily because of an 
ability to work on problems involving large systems. 

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Professor James Demetry has a new sponsored program to 
educate selected health boards, planning and conservation 
commissions, and other town and city decision-makers on 
the environmental issue. Professor Clements has submitted 
a new proposal to NSF to use dynamic state estimation 
techniques (originally applied to aerospace and defense 
problems) on electric power systems in order to minimize 
fuel consumption (and hence pollution) and to avoid 
system instabilities, brown-outs and black-outs. Professor 
Harit Majmudar is serving as program manager of a newly 
developing proposed program concerned with power-plant 
siting, a subject of considerable environmental concern. In 
the latter program, Professor Majmudar will manage the 
program and the use of research results obtained from the 
coordinated efforts of political scientists, sociologists, and 
economists, as well as engineers. 

The civil engineers have generally viewed the environ- 
mental issue in its broadest sense, i.e., the aggregate of all 
external conditions and influences on society. Housing, 
transportation, and conditions of poverty are part of the 
broadly conceived environmental problem. Professor Carl 
Koontz is planning a major study of the community impact 
of interstate highways 1-91 and 1-291 in the Springfield, 
Massachusetts, area. In the past, new highway location has 
largely been determined by cost-benefit analysis. Currently, 
and more so in the future, social effects will play a 
dominant role in highway planning. Professor Koontz's 
research will provide knowledge for better highway plan- 
ning in the future. 

Today, it's impossible to watch television or listen to 
radio without hearing advertising claims for washday 
products which proclaim the low pollution virtues of the 
sponsor's product. 

The claims, the speechmaking, the advertising, and the 
recendy enacted laws have all served to arouse the public to 
the need to protect the environment while there's still time. 
At the same time, the claims and counterclaims have 
confused people to the extent that it's often difficult to 
determine what is truth. It is at this point that the 
spokesmen for technology must speak out. For too long, 
this group has been silent. To engage in public controversy 
was "unprofessional" according to the ethics of a genera- 
tion ago. Not so today. Perhaps college students of the past 
decade have helped to change this attitude and for good. In 
the change from the apathetic students of the fifties to the 
concerned students of the sixties, students have raised the 
searching questions which demand that professional people 
take a stand. 




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Whither 

the 

A utomobile? 

by Roger R. Borden '61 



THE AUTOMOBILE, of all the technological innovations 
of the twentieth century, has most profoundly affected our 
pattern of living. The family car, once a luxury, is now 
taken for granted as a necessity of life. The urban sprawl of 
most North American metropolitan areas is the inevitable 
result of an economy based upon motor vehicles (cars and 
trucks) as the principal form of available transportation. 

Even though the passenger car and a host of recrea- 
tional vehicles have made it convenient to pack up the 
family and travel for several hundred miles on vacations for 
relaxation and enlightenment, the automotive vehicle as the 
dominant form of transportation has created many environ- 
mental problems: 

1. Before the automobile the city was planned along the 
trolley line and the rich and the poor often lived within 
walking distance of one another. It would be naive to think 
that there was once a "golden-age" when the rich and poor 
socialized with one another, but at least there was no 
geographical separation. 

Today the suburban youth is reared with others of a 
similar socioeconomic and racial background. Many young- 
sters going through the typical suburban high school have 
almost no contact with a poor person, especially a poor 
black person. This geographical separation is one of the 
by-products of the automobile. But we have to decide 
whether it is the best way to raise our children. On the 
broader plane, can such economic and racial isolation really 
foster a democratic society? 



Roger R. Borden is associate professor of mechanical 
engineering. He was faculty advisor to two of WPl's entries 
in the 1970 Clean Air Car Race - the two entries which 
took first place in their respective classes. 



2. Many suburban communities are so situated that a 
second car is a necessity, not a luxury. The man needs a car 
to get to work, and the woman needs a car to chauffeur the 
children and run errands. As one cynic has said: "If you 
don't buy your wife the second car, you'll pay the same 
money to the psychiatrist, because she will go stir crazy 
confined to her suburban house." 

3. In addition to the more than 50,000 Americans killed 
each year in automobile accidents, there are several groups 
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the young, and the aged. The poor are affected in several 
ways. First, many do not have cars, and when they do the 
vehicles are unreliable and break down frequently. In 
addition, many of the urban poor have been forced to leave 
their homes as their communities are disrupted to build 
new highways that will bring more cars into the already 
congested cities. The young, particularly in the suburbs, 
become overly dependent on their mothers, who function 
as chauffeurs. These youths do not have an opportunity to 
express their independence until they reach driving age, and 
for the suburban teenager the automobile has thus become 
a symbol of liberation. It can also mean a third or fourth 
car for the family. The elderly who cannot or do not want 
to drive are unable to live in the burgeoning suburban areas, 
where life necessitates constant access to the automobile. 

4. One of the chief contributors to air pollution in urban 
centers is the automobile. Yet rather than designing 
convenient forms of mass transportation, we encourage 
further pollution and congestion by building new super- 
highways leading into our cities. In addition, the auto- 
mobile is a key contributor to space pollution, since much 
urban land is used for streets and parking. 

We should stop treating the automobile as a god. It is 
one mode of transportation, not the only one. There are 
ethical implications to the secondary consequences of the 
automobile, and a host of questions should be dealt with: Is 
it just that the federal government gives huge subsidies to 
states to build highways but pittances to develop mass 
(public) transit? Cannot the highway fund be diverted to 
mass transit? What about the effects on health from air 
pollution? 

5. In his 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed, Ralph Nader, 
the consumer advocate, claims that most of our family 
automobiles have inadequate mechanical and/or structural 
designs for safe operation. Although there is much con- 
troversy centered on the details of Nader's charges, we must 
admit that many of today's cars leave much to be desired 
from the standpoint of safe operation at our current pace 
of living. It would appear that Detroit has sacrificed 
mechanical and structural integrity for the sake of styling 
and pseudo-luxury. 



and industrial power plants in the U.S. in 1971 is 400 
million hp. This is a ratio of 40 to 1. Thus, the U.S. with 6 
percent of the world's population uses 30 percent of the 
world's energy. 

The air pollution from this energy generation and use is 
costly. Dirty air costs the average American family $309 
per year: health, $117; residential property, $100; mate- 
rials, $90; vegetation, $2. 

Deaths from air pollution are rising: about 100 deaths 
per 100,000 of the population. 

Our climate is changing. Winter temperatures are up 2 
to 3 degrees. Cloudiness is up 5 to 10 percent. Winter fog is 
up 100 percent. Average wind speeds are down 20 to 30 
percent. 




The Dilemma of the Automobile 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency specifies the 
emission requirements for all passenger cars and eight 
trucks under 6000 lb. gross vehicle weight. In 1970 there 
were 85 million motor vehicles in this category in the 
United States. The projection for 1984 is 144 million. Each 
year we have a net gain in the U.S. population of 2 million 
people, but we add 4 million passenger automobiles. 

The installed horsepower, in 1971, for all motor 
vehicles under EPA regulation is 16 billion hp. For 
comparison, the installed capacity of all the electric utilities 



Clean fuel is scarce. We have left a 13 -year supply of 
natural gas, a 35-year supply of oil, and a 35-year supply of 
uranium. 

Our known mineral reserves (at present consumption) 
are being rapidly depleted. We have left: 

Zinc for 20 years 

Lead for 25 years 

Tin for 30 years 

Copper for 3 5 years 

Iron ore for 350 years 

Coal for 450 years 



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The Contribution from Automobiles to Air Pollution 

The 1969 statistical mean values for automotive engine air pollutants 
are as follows: 







Emissions in pounds of 


pollutant 










per pound of fuel consumed 








Spark-ignition 


Carbon 


Un burned 




Oxides of 


Solid 


Oxides of 


internal combustion 


Monoxide 


Hydrocarbons 




Nitrogen 


Particulate 


Sulphur 


engines 


CO 


HC 




NO x 


Matter 


so x 


Los Angeles 


0.500 


0.093 




0.024 


0.00022 


0.00014 


New York 


0.972 


0.104 




0.018 


0.00018 


0.00014 


EPA average for 


0.560 


0.072 




0.031 






all U.S. cities 














Diesel Engines 














Los Angeles 


0.0045 


0.018 




0.018 


0.0045 


0.0045 


New York 


0.0067 


0.020 




0.025 


0.0125 


0.0045 


Proposed Clean 














Air Power Plants 














Rover Gas Turbine 


0.020 


— 




0.0003 


— 


0.002 


Thermo-Electron RCE 


0.0002 


— 




0.0030 


— 


0.00045 



When using volatile fuels such as gasoline, 7 to 10 percent of the total fuel input is vaporized and lost before reaching the 
engine. 



Environmental Protection Agency Emission Requirements as of July 1971 

CO gm/m 
HC gm/m 
NO gm/m 



The underscored values in the table give the number of pounds of pollutant per pounds of fuel consumed at an average of 15 
miles per gallon. 

*A change in the testing procedure allows a higher numerical value indicating lower emissions. 

Resource References: 

The National Wildlife Federation: National Wildlife Magazine, Oct.-Nov. 1971 and Dec-Jan. 1971-72. 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
Moody's Industrials 

Textual Concepts: 

Tecb-nethics by Norman J. Faramelli, Friendship Press. 



Pre-1966 Base Line 


1971 


1973 


1975 


1976 


86 


23 


39* 


3.4 


3.4 


0.44 


0.1176 


0.20 






15 


2.2 


3.4* 


0.41 


0.41 


0.007 


0.0113 


0.0174 






5 


4.0 


3.2 


3.0 


0.4 


0.0256 


0.0205 


0.0164 







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Environmental Progress at WPI 

This Is Where 
the Action Is! 



These brief descriptions of some of the work being done on 
the WPI campus in the area of environmental studies 
describe typical studies and are by no means a complete 
listing. They are included here to indicate the scope of 
interest at WPI in using the real problems of environmental 
pollution as a means to provide a sound learning 
experience. 




thermal pollution 

According to Prof. Lawrence C. Neale, director, the Alden 
Research Laboratories have been involved in studies 
concerned with environmental problems since the 
Schuylkill River study of 1952. A large percentage of these 
studies have involved the thermal effect of steam power 
plants with "once through" cooling systems. From this 
single study the laboratory activity in this area has 
expanded to include a total of over twenty-five studies, of 
which nine are active at the present time. The scope of 
these studies has ranged from a simple scale model with a 
single heated discharge to automatic tidal models including 
several individual plant installations. The Indian Point III 
model, as an example, reproduces a 14-mile stretch of the 
Hudson River estuary and includes plant sites for four 
different installations with modeled warm water discharges. 
Instrumentation has advanced from mercury thermometers 
read infrequently by the model operator to data retrieval 
systems which digitalize data from as many as 300 sensors 
every 15 seconds of model time and record all data on 
magnetic tape for remote data processing. 

In all of the thermal studies Alden Research 
Laboratories is working with the power industry to develop 
combinations of operating procedures and structural design 
in order to meet various government standards for water 
quality. In the final analysis the studies provide environ- 
mentalists with predictions in three demensions of the 
temperature distribution in the receiving body due the 
plant operation. In the same category of thermal problems 
a presently active study involves a combination of 
pumped-storage (hydroelectric) with nuclear power to 
utilize the upper reservoir as a heat sink and thus protecting 
the lower reservoir and the associated river from heavy heat 
loads. Other studies are involving straightforward river 
situations, natural and artificial reservoirs, and in some 
cases open seacoast. 

A variation from the river model type of study, but still 
aimed at the heated effluent problem, has been several 



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studies of spray cooling. One study for a Gulf Coast utility 
was directed at the optiming action of spray cooling of a 
flow from a steam power plant and involved an experi- 
mental review of nozzle design and operating conditions. A 
recent study (both laboratory and field) for New England 
Power Company has covered a wider range of parameters 
associated with spray cooling. In addition to temperature 
reduction efficiency the amount of spray drift interaction 
of a number of nozzles and associated phenomena have 
been studied. This aspect is particularly important in 
situations using brackish water or sea water and thus can 
produce an impact on adjacent land areas and the possible 
uses of neighboring lands. 

Associated with a number of the pumped-storage 
projects the flow patterns in the reservoirs have been 
studied to insure minimum velocities compatible with 
migratory fish movements. Clear passages have been 
maintained or developed for the particular design of 
intake/outlet structures. This has also been developed in 
terms of other uses of the water body, such as navigational 
and recreational. Water velocities at the bar racks and other 
intake sections have been studied and patterns developed to 
minimize the entrapment of fish and other swimming life 
forms. 

In the hydraulic machinery field several studies have 
been performed for filters and screen manufacturers. This 
work has involved new types of equipment designed to 
improve the efficiency of such equipment as used in the 
treatment of water and wastes such as sewage. 

The interaction or interrelation of power production 
and water supply has generated the impetus for another 
model study. In this case the model (at a rather large ratio 
— 1/4000) of Quabbin Reservoir, which serves Metropolitan 
Boston, has been developed to review possible introduction 
sites of additional water sources — notably the Connecticut 
River — to the reservoir. The study involves density 
currents and travel times under a variety of conditions and 
for a number of points of introduction. The aging of the 
reservoir as well as water quality are involved in the 
problems and concerns to which these model studies are 
addressed. 




automotive pollution 

After reading Professor Roger R. Borden's article on page 
12, one can readily appreciate why his major research 
efforts are being directed toward the development of 
cleaner automobile engines. His first efforts in this field 
involved about 60 students, who designed and modified the 
five WPI entries in the 1970 Clean Air Car Race. WPI teams 
took two first-place awards and the college had more 
entries than any other participating institution. 

Since the 1970 race, a second generation of students 
has taken over several of the cars and are working to 
decrease the emissions even further. 

The major project in this area today is the design and 
construction of an entry for the 1972 Urban Vehicle Design 
Competition. The competition is sponsored by SCORE, 
Inc., a non-profit organization of engineering schools whose 
purpose is to promote engineering design competitions in 
socially relevant areas of engineering. The first competition 
will judge the efforts of student teams in developing an 
urban vehicle which will be small, safe, and will produce 
minimum pollution. 

Prof. John A. Mayer (mechanical engineering) is faculty 
advisor for the WPI group, which now numbers about 50. 
students. Although most arc mechanical engineering 
students, there are several from other departments. Prof. 
Mayer was also a faculty advisor to the Clean Air SAAB 
team in the 1970 competition. The UVDC team began its 
work a year ago, developing an initial design during the 
spring and summer. The project is now at the construction 
stage. The former aero laboratory on the top floor of the 
Washburn Building has been taken over by the team. Here 
they are doing their final designs, building the molds tor the 
plastic body, and working on smaller components. 

The vehicle is being built from the ground up, although 
many standard automotive components will be used. It will 
have an internal combustion engine which will drive the car 
through a hydraulic transmission to the wheels. 



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food and fuel synthesis 

Dr. Alvin H. Weiss, chemical engineering, began his work in 
this field on an out-of-this-world project. It began with a 
grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administra- 
tion for the development of a process of creating edible 
food on long space voyages. Simply stated, Dr. Weiss was 
trying to develop a process for making sugar from the 
exhaled breath of the astronauts. 

Behind this project lies the fact that in the small closed 
ecosystem of a space ship it becomes impractical to carry 
large supplies if the recycling of material within the ship 
can accomplish the same ends. Experimental results have 
been obtained which show the feasibility of producing not 
only potentially edible sugars but also a new class of 
branched carbohydrates that do not occur in nature. 

Even with man's space flights to the moon already 
history, the concern about manufacturing food in space 
may not seem as important to the average man on the street 
as some of the more current problems here on earth. 
However, "current population growth is such that it is 
predicted that the manufacture of foods will be required 
within the next generation. The availability of carbon 
monoxide from natural gas, petroleum, and proposed coal 
refineries makes CO a preferred raw material for producing 
both carbohydrates and single-cell protein," says Dr. Weiss. 
He believes that large-scale food refineries may well be built 
in the foreseeable future to produce man-made food. These 
will be used for animal feed, thus releasing farm land for 
human needs. 

Briefly, the process for creating food from carbon 
monoxide begins with converting the CO into 
formaldehyde. The formaldehyde can then be converted to 
"formose" sugars, which in turn serve as substrate for 
single-cell protein growth. 



Dr. Weiss and his team of researchers are also working 
on a process to make oil from solid waste. "Present 
methods of solid waste disposal are ineffective and will 
become more so in the future, due to the sheer volume of 
materials. Refuse per capita is expected to increase much 
faster than population growth, and therefore more effective 
means of disposal must be explored now." His process is to 
convert the cellulose in solid waste material into useful oil. 
The great bulk of household refuse is paper and paper 
products. With the ban on burning in many communities 
the amounts of waste have multiplied many times. In his 
process, which Dr. Weiss described on the NBC Today 
Show in September, the waste is ground up to fine 
particles. These fine particles are then mixed with a liquid, 
probably some of the end-product oil, and fed into a 
reactor where the cellulose is hydrogenated. The resultant 
product is about the consistency and the grade of crude 
petroleum. 

Dr. Weiss envisions this process being operated in larger 
municipalities. Solid waste would be collected from the 
community and processed in a central plant. The resulting 
crude oil could be burned in power plants or certain 
municipal buildings. More likely, however, the oil would be 
sent to a commercial refinery where it would be processed 
in the same manner as natural crude oil to produce the 
various fractions which might be needed. 

His process handles not only waste paper but also 
garbage, tree branches, and leaves. He envisions a processing 
plant which will take assorted rubbish and mechanically 
separate out glass and metal for salvage and recycling. Just 
about everything else would go through his oil-making 
process. This will help solve two of man's pressing 
problems, a declining reserve in fuels and a mounting 
potential of rubbish and garbage. And about the only 
by-product of his process would be steam going into the air 
with no air pollution. 



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urban planning 



Since the principal sources of the pollution of the 
environment result from the urbanization of man, the civil 
engineering department's urban planning program, headed 
by Prof. B. Allen Benjamin and Prof. George E. Mansfield, 
is deeply involved in environmental studies. 

Student projects in the program for the past seven years 
have involved consideration for the environment as students 
planned hypothetical new communities, investigated 
blighted areas suitable for redevelopment, and considered 
the impact of a new jet port in central Massachusetts (a 
proposal made and since dropped by public officials). 

An important part of the urban planning program 
involves the study of the political processes by which things 
get done in municipalities. In this area, members of other 
WPI academic departments have contributed their special 
expertise. 

A new program has just been funded by the U.S. 
Department of Health, Education and Welfare to provide 
off-campus, non-credit courses for public officials 
concerned with urban planning. Directed by Dr. James 
Demetry of electrical engineering, the program will involve 
classes conducted in area communities during the evening 
for town selectmen, planning board members, and any 
other public officials faced with the problems of growing 
communities. 



oceanography 

The public is slowly awakening to the fact that the 
seemingly limitless seas of the world are also affected by 
pollution. The sea has been a vast dumping-ground for 
many years, and there is ample, visible evidence that man 
cannot continue this practice without causing possibly 
irrevocable damage. 

The civil engineering department is offering an 
advanced undergraduate-graduate course in oceanography 
to acquaint students with basic knowledge of ocean 
processes. Prof. Armand J. Silva, head of the department, 
has been involved in research with the Woods Hole 
Oceanographic Institute for more than two years. He has 
been analyzing samples obtained by boring into the ocean 
floor. Knowledge of the ocean's floor is essential if man is 
to anchor structures to it. At the present time these are 
mainly oil-drilling platforms, but long-range predictions 
suggest that man may someday erect bases for the recovery 
of minerals or for power generation on the ocean floor. 

"The assessment of the engineering properties of marine 
sediments is vitally important to the design of structures to 
be founded on or anchored to the sea bed," says Prof. Silva. 
"Proposals have been made to build rather large structures 
on the ocean floor, and the stability of these depends 
largely upon the support provided by the underlying 
sediments. Thus, it may at some time become feasible to 
place a nuclear power plant on the sea floor." 

"Slumping of marine sediments on even very gradual 
slopes is not uncommon. These submarine movements can 
impart tremendous loads to structures such as oil-drilling 
platforms, and the result may be the collapse of the 
structure, rupture of the oil line, and disastrous oil spills." 



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water pollution control 

The main thrust of WPI's efforts in the study of water 
pollution is now centered in the newly built Water Quality 
Research Laboratory in Kaven Hall, headed by Dr. K. 
Keshavan, civil engineering. This laboratory was made 
possible by generous support from the George F. and Sybil 
H. Fuller Foundation. Facilities are available to both 
graduate and undergraduate students. 

Water pollution studies normally involve an inter- 
disciplinary approach between the civil engineer, the 
chemist and the biologist. A typical project is one now 
investigating the possibilities of hazardous chlorinated 
organic compounds (similar to DDT and other pesticides) 
being created when natural run-off water is chlorinated in 
the processing of water for general use or in the treatment 
of industrial discharges. Dr. Keshavan and Dr. Theodore C. 
Crusberg, chemistry, are directing the work on this $44,000 
NSF-sponsored project. 

Another project involves the development of a 
mathematical model to determine what happens when both 
organic and thermal pollution are simultaneously dis- 
charged into a stream. Here, the active participation of Dr. 
George C. Sornberger, mathematics, and the facilities of 
Alden Research Laboratories have been essential. 



the quality of 
quinsigamond 




Worcester's Lake Quinsigamond, once a summer resort for 
the people of the area, has become badly polluted. In 
recent years, there has been increasing public concern and 
awareness of the lake's rapidly deteriorating suitability for 
recreational purposes. This lake is considered one of the 
finest courses for crew racing in the East, and for several 
years it has been the scene of the annual Eastern Sprints 
regatta. However, crew members are told, only partly in 
jest, "God help you if you fall in." 

During the past summer, a comprehensive study was 
made of the lake by a team of four students, two from WP1 
and two from Clark University. Working under Prof. Leon 
S. Graubard (economics, government, and business) of WPI 
and Prof. Terrance Moody of Clark, these students (one an 
undergraduate) investigated the lake's pollution from all 
aspects, including the economic considerations, to 
determine what future actions might be recommended. 

The project was financed by a grant from the New 
England Board of Higher Education. 

The study was planned to (1) determine the subject and 
scope of existing studies, (2) determine the nature of the 
pollution problem, and (3) suggest alternative solutions to 
the problem and investigate their implications. The first 
two of these objectives were accomplished without much 
difficulty. 

However, the heart of the project was really to 
determine the social and economic considerations which 
would affect any corrective action that should be taken. 
The students' conclusion was that the development of Lake 
Quinsigamond and the surrounding region would most 
probably be residential and recreational. The team 
recommended that pollution abatement should be directed 
toward the improvement of water quality to meet standards 
for fishing and swimming. They determined that this could 
be accomplished through improved sewage handling in the 
surrounding area and through aeration of the lake itself to 
increase the oxygen content for fish and reverse the 
eutrophication process. 



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nuclear power 
and cleaner air 



As the nation moves toward a recycle economy, striving to 
reduce waste and pollutants, there will be an increasing 
need for electric power. At the present time a 1000 
megawatt electric generating station burning coal consumes 
about 160 railroad cars of coal every day; it discharges up 
to 250 tons of sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere each 
day along with 80 tons of nitrogen oxides as well as 
particulate matter. Nuclear power plants of the same size 
use only a few tons of fuel annually and have negligible 
discharges to the atmosphere. On the other hand, nuclear 
plants now under construction will require more cooling 
water than the fossil-fuel-burning plants. The dangers of a 
nuclear accident in an atomic power plant are extremely 
remote though not impossible. The storage of waste is also 
a major problem. 

Proposals to build nuclear power plants have generated 
a storm of controversy in many communities. According to 
Prof. Leslie C. Wilbur, director of the WPI nuclear reactor 
facility, some of the arguments advanced are based on 
technical data. However, all too frequently opposition to 
the location of a nuclear power plant is based on fear and 
misunderstanding. 

To help provide background information for the public, 
Prof. Wilbur is now giving a course called"The Nuclear Power 
Controversy." This is an evaluation of the risks and benefits 
associated with nuclear power plants. Topics include the 
governing principles of nuclear reactors and matters of 
public concern such as radiation effects, thermal pollution 
problems, and accident potentials. 

According to Prof. Wilbur, "the active participation of 
the public in controversial, technologically based issues 
deserves recognition and educational support. High school 
teachers are often no more knowledgeable than the general 
public concerning the basic principles, terminology, and 
constraints involved. 

"WPI has the staff expertise to readily offer evening 
graduate courses for consortium students and high school 
teachers in topics such as air- or water-pollution control, 
urban planning, power generation, etc. This new course 
dealing with the nuclear power controversy is intended to 
be a pilot course for others to follow." A unique feature of 
this course is that James Hensel, associate professor of 
English, will assist Prof. Wilbur, who will handle the 
technical aspects of the issues. Prof. Hensel's primary 
function will be to insist on lucid and objective 
presentation compatible with the academic backgrounds of 
those not specifically trained in science and technology. 

The new course is being assisted by a grant from 
Yankee Atomic Electric Co. However, under the terms of 
the grant, Yankee Atomic is not influencing course 
material, classroom discussions, or conclusions. 



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Reunion Weekend 1972 
June 9, 10, and 11 

Make Your Plans Now to Attend 
and Enjoy the Fun and Festivities 






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COMPLETED CAREERS 



GILBERT C. LAMB, SR., '08 

Gilbert C. Lamb, Sr., former navigator 
of the USS Enterprise, died July 6, 1971 in 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the age of 87 years. 

Mr. Lamb was born in Franklin, Con- 
necticut on April 17, 1884 and was edu- 
cated at Worcester South High School and 
WPI. As a youth he was a cadet on the 
Enterprise when it navigated the Neva River 
in Russia and at that time he was permitted 
to visit the winter palace of the Czar. 
Among his superior officers were Admiral 
"Fighting" Bob Evans and Rear Admiral 
Robert E. Coontz. 

After eight years at sea he worked for 
the Wisconsin Electric Manufacturing Co. 
and later headed Gilbert C. Lamb, Inc., 
(Manufacturers' Representatives). He was a 
member of A.I.E.E. and was active in 
Masonic organizations. 

Among his survivors are three daughters, 
Mrs. Lorraine MacDonald, Brown Deer, 
Wise; Mrs. Douglas Paust, Wauwatosa, 
Wise; and Mrs. Lee Price, Newport News, 
Virginia; and one son, Gilbert, Jr. of Mil- 
waukee. 

JEROME W. HOWE, '09 

Jerome W. Howe, 85, dean emeritus of 
students and admissions at WPI, passed 
away on November 16, 1971 in Worcester, 
Massachusetts. 

Dean Howe was born in Worcester on 
October 12, 1886, was educated at English 
High School, and graduated from WPI in 
1909 with a degree in civil engineering. Prior 
to World War I he taught at Pennsylvania 
Military College in Chester, Pa., and was a 
bridge draftsman for Phoenix Bridge Co., 
Phoenixville, Pa. He was in the U.S. Army 
from 1913 until 1924 when he retired with 
the rank of Major. While in the service he 
received two Silver Star citations. 

In 1924 he joined the WPI staff as an 
assistant professor of civil engineering. He 
was promoted to professor in 1926 and 
became head of the department in 1933. He 



was appointed dean and assistant director of 
admissions in 1937, posts from which he 
retired in 1953. In 1944 he was awarded an 
honorary doctor of engineering degree from 
WPI. 

Dean Howe was a frequent book re- 
viewer and authored his own book "Cam- 
paigning in Mexico, 1916". He was past 
president of the Worcester Society of Civil 
Engineers, Sigma XI, Friends of the Library, 
Tech Old-Timers Club, and was a developer 
of the WPI Techniquest program. He was 
also a former deacon and treasurer of the 
Central Congregational Church. 

Besides his widow, Mrs. Helen C. Howe, 
Worcester, he leaves a son, Jerome W. Howe, 
Jr., of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. 
Beverly Osborn and a sister, Mrs. Florence 
Andrews, both of Worcester; and four 
grandchildren. 

HAROLD C. HICKOCK, '16 

A retired sales manager of the Westing- 
house Electric Company, Harold C. Hick- 
ock, died in La Jolla, California, November 
3,1971. 

He was born in North Adams, Mass., on 
June 7, 1894 and graduated from WPI in 
1916 with an electrical engineering degree. 
Ten years ago he retired from Westinghouse 
after 45 years of service, and moved to La 
Jolla where he was a trustee of the Presby- 
terian Church and chairman of the Town 
Council's Mini-Bus Committee. He was a 
Navy veteran of World War I. 

He leaves his wife, the former Ethel M. 
Howard; a daughter, Mrs. Graves of Denver, 
Colo.; and five grandchildren. 

FREDB. CARLISLE, '17 

Fred B. Carlisle, '17, who aided in the 
secret development of an armored personnel 
carrier scheduled to be used during World 
War II, died on October 13, 1971 in Los 
Gatos, California. 

Born in Hillsboro, Ohio, he was edu- 
cated at Hillsboro High School and gra- 



duated from WPI with a Degree in Mechani- 
cal Engineering in 1917. 

Mr. Carlisle was a retired design engineer 
for Studebaker-Packard Corp. and played a 
major role in the development of the con- 
troversial post-war car, the bullet-nosed 
Studebaker Champion. He was with Stude- 
baker for 35 years until his retirement in 
1959. He was a member of Alpha Tau 
Omega. 

Among his survivors are his widow, Mrs. 
Dolly Holladay Carlisle; a son. Dr. Frederick 
B. Carlisle, Jr. of Los Gatos, California, and 
a sister, Mrs. Ferris Hughes of Ohio. 

HAROLD W. THOMPSON, '19 

Harold W. Thompson passed away on 
October 13, 1971 in Needham, Mass. at the 
age of 76. 

Born in Brockton, on Sept. 25, 1895, he 
attended Brockton High School and grad- 
uated from WPI in 1919. In 1960 he retired 
from the New England Power Service Co. 
where he had been an electrical engineer for 
over 42 years. He was a member of the 
Massachusetts Society of Professional Engi- 
neers and was a Mason. He sang with 
barbershop quartets in Waltham, Wellesley 
and Newton. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth 
Ives Thompson; three sons, Donald W. 
Thompson of Shrewsbury, John Ives of 
Schenectady, N.Y., and Frederic Ives of 
Hartford, Conn.; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy 
Quinlan of Framingham; a brother, Joel 
Thompson of East Bridgewater, and three 
grandchildren. 

HOBART A. WHITNEY, '19 

Hobart A. Whitney, 74, passed away on 
October 7, 1971 in Pensacola, Florida. 

He was born on October 21, 1896 in 
Leominster, Mass., and attended Leominster 
High School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and 
WPI. Mr. Whitney, a retired agent for the 
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, was 
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Among his survivors are his widow, Mrs. 
Margaret Brown Whitney; two daughters, 
Mrs. Betty Boll of Pensacola and Mrs. Claire 
Ehlers of Atlanta, Georgia; two sons, Hobart 
A. Whitney, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; and Lt. 
Col. Richard A. Whitney, USAF, Vanden- 
burg AFB, California. 

WALTER SMITH, '20 

Walter L. Smith, deputy director of 
Quincy City Hospital from 1951 to 1964, 
died suddenly in West Harwich, Mass., on 
September 30, 1971 . He was 72. 

Born on January 3, 1899 in Whitinsville, 
Mass., he attended Northbridge High School 
and WPI. He served with the U.S. Army in 
World War I and was later employed as an 
auditor by Kaufmann's Department Store, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

HAROLD F. TOUSEY, '21 

Harold F. Tousey, Branford (Conn.) 
park commissioner, died November 11, 
1971 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was 
73 years old. 

Born at Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, 
on April 27, 1898, he attended Bridgeport 
(Conn.) High School, Lafayette High 
School, Buffalo, N.Y. and graduated with a 
degree in mechanical engineering from WPI 
in 1921. 

For over 25 years he was with the 
Malleable Iron Fittings Co. of Branford. He 
retired after serving as office manager in 
1967. At the time of his death he was with 
Ben Nek Holder, Inc., Branford. 

Mr. Tousey, a past member of Alpha 
Tau Omega, is survived by his widow, Mrs. 
Adeline C. Tousey; a son, Richard C. 
Tousey, Guilford, Conn.; a daughter, Mrs. 
Richard F. Kilburn of Vestal, N.Y. ; a sister, 
Mrs. W. Sherwood Wilmont, Bridgeport, 
Conn.; and five grandchildren. 

EVERETT E. JESSUP, JR., '26 

Everett E. Jessup, Jr., 68, died on 
December 5, 1971 in Worcester, Mass. 

He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on 
September 25, 1909, studied at North High 
School, Worcester, and WPI. A Navy veteran 
of World War II, he served as a First Class 
Carpenter's Mate with the Seabees in the 
Pacific area. He retired in 1 967 as a cabinet- 
maker for the former Franklin Window Co. 

Besides his father, he leaves two cousins, 
Charles Piatt of Milford, Conn., and William 
Piatt of Stratford, Conn. 



CLYDE W. HUBBARD, '26 

Clyde W. Hubbard, 68, a former assist- 
ant professor of hydraulics at WPI, died in 
Nahant, Mass., on November 12, 1971 after 
a brief illness. 

He was born in Holden on February 11, 
1903, attended North High School, Worces- 



ter, and graduated from WPI in 1926 with a 
degree in mechanical engineering. From 
1926 to 1941 he was an assistant professor 
at WPI. During World War II he was em- 
ployed in the research department at the 
David W. Taylor Model Basin, Washington, 
D.C. and later served in the Navy as a 
lieutenant commander in ship salvage opera- 
tions in the Pacific theater. 

After the war he was affiliated with the 
Great Northern Paper Co., Millinocket, 
Maine. In 1949 he joined the Boston firm. 
Stone and Webster Engineering Corp., as 
a hydraulic engineer. 

Mr. Hubbard was a fellow of the Ameri- 
can Society of Mechanical Engineers and 
was a commander of Mortimer G. Robbins 
Post, American Legion, Nahant. He was a 
member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

Among his survivors are his widow, Mrs. 
Virginia Haley Hubbard; two daughters. Dr. 
Dorothy Gampel of Weston and Mrs. Nancy 
Marden of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; a brother, 
Edward, of Endicott, N.Y., and five grand- 
children. 

FLOYD C. HUNTINGTON, '28 

Floyd C. Huntington died October 12, 
1971 in Denver, Colorado. He was 64. 

A native of Hardwick, Vermont, he 
attended Hardwick Academy and was grad- 
uated from WPI in 1928 with a degree in 
mechanical engineering. He was employed as 
a fire protection engineer and insurance 
broker. At the time of his death he was vice 
president of Hiram C. Gardner, Inc. 

He was a member of the Denver Athletic 
Club, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, 
Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Chartered 
Property Casualty Underwriters, Honorable 
Order of the Blue Goose International, 
National Association of Mutual Agents, 
Colorado Independent Insurance Agents, 
and Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. 

Among his survivors are his widow, Mrs. 
Florence Ellanson Huntington; two sons, 
Richard R. of California and Clinton W. of 
Grafenoehr, Germany; a brother, Carroll 
Allen of Dover, Mass., and four grand- 
children. 

CHARLES S. O'BRIEN, '32 

Charles S. O'Brien passed away suddenly 
of a heart attack on February 9, 1971 in 
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California at the age 
of 61. 

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts 
on July 29, 1919, attended Springfield 
Technical High School and graduated from 
WPI in 1932 with a degree in mechanical 
engineering. 

A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, he 
worked in various capacities for the U.S. 
Envelope Company and Milton Bradley Co., 
both of Springfield, Mass., before becoming 
associated with the Bemis Co., Inc., Wil- 



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mington, Calif., in 1946. He served as 
manager of the company prior to his death. 
Mr. O'Brien is survived by his widow, 
Mrs. Mary Kelly O'Brien of Palos Verdes 
Peninsula, California. 



RICHARD L. GOODWIN, '34 

A recently retired building contractor, 
Richard L. Goodwin, died in Bay Pines, 
Florida, on September 30, 1971. He was 58 
years old. 

Mr. Goodwin, a native of Springfield, 
Mass., was educated at Springfield Technical 
High School, and graduated from WPI in 
1934 with a degree in Electrical Engi- 
neering. 

During his working lifetime he was 
employed by the Worcester Industrial Power 
Survey Co., Graton & Knight Mfg. Co., and 
Logan, Swift & Brigham Co., all of Worces- 
ter. During World War II he was a Lieuten- 
ant Commander in the U.S. Navy. In later 
years he was president of Vega Bolt & Nut 
Supply Co., Worcester, and also associated 
with the Dayton Rubber Co., Dayton, Ohio. 
He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Among his survivors are a son, Clifford 
R. Goodwin of Worcester; a daughter, Mrs. 
Susan E. Anderson of Concord, N.H.;anda 
brother, Ross W. Goodwin, Hadley, Mass. 

MARTIN G.CAINE, '37 

Martin G. Caine died on October 25, 
1971 in Maplewood, N.J. 

He was born in Worcester, Mass., on 
February 1, 1916 and attended Classical 
High School. After graduating from WPI in 
1937 with a Degree in Chemical Engineer- 
ing, he served as a chemist for the Siemon 
Co. and later for Monsanto Chemical Co. He 
joined Tenneco Chemical, Inc., in 1967 and 
in 1968 was made president of the Tenneco 
Plastics Division. 

Mr. Caine was a member of Alpha 
Epsilon Pi, the Society of Plastics Engineers; 
American Chemical Society; and the Society 
of Naval Engineers. 



EDWARD J. CAVANAUGH, '46 

Col. Edward J. Cavanaugh was killed in 
Vietnam on July 29, 1971 . 

Born on November 27, 1923 at Worces- 
ter, Mass., he attended South High School 
and WPI. He was a graduate of the United 
States Military Academy and the Army War 
College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. 

In 1968 he received his second Legion 
of Merit award. The distinction came while 
he was on duty at the Vietnam Head- 
quarters of the U.S. Army near Long Binh. 
The citation was for "exceptionally merito- 
rious conduct." 

Col. Cavanaugh had previously been 
awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and 
the Purple Heart while serving in Korea. 

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YOUR CLASS AND OTHERS 




These items are based on information 
received at the Alumni Office by December 
15, 1971. 

1908 

ROYAL W. DAVENPORT'S permanent 
address is South Leisure World Blvd., Silver 
Spring, Maryland. 

1917 

CHARLES HOLLERITH has moved 
from Jackson, Michigan to Columbia, S.C. 

1923 

HAROLD H. JUDSON is retired and 
living in San Antonio, Texas. 

1926 

RANDALL P. SAXTON has moved 
from Shelton, Conn., to Green Valley, 
Arizona. 

1927 

Having retired as a Rear Admiral, 
USNR, BRADFORD M. BOWKER is now 
self-employed as a civil engineer in Las 
Vegas, Nevada. . . RUSSELL G. WHITTE- 
MORE was the author of an article entitled: 
"The Nonlacerative Windshield: Not an Im- 
possible Dream" which appeared in the 

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JAMES J. SHEA, SR., '12, announced 
his retirement as chairman of the board of 
Milton Bradley Co., East Longmeadow, 
Mass., at the quarterly board of directors 
meeting held in December. He is 82 years 
old. 

The internationally known manufac- 
turer of educational toys was elected chair- 
man emeritus by the board of directors 
assembled at the meeting. In 1968 when he 
was elevated to chairman of the board, his 
son, James J. Shea, Jr., was elected presi- 
dent. 

Mr. Shea is credited with saving the firm 
from bankruptcy after joining it as president 
and chief executive officer in 1941 . He built 
the games, puzzles and educational materials 
business into a worldwide corporation. In- 
cluded in the corporation are Playskool 
Manufacturing Co., Chicago, Illinois; South 



Bend Toy Manufacturing Co. of Indiana; 
Amasco Industries, Inc., Warminster, Pa.; 
and Lisabeth Whiting Co. of Jamaica, L. I., 
N.Y. Under his leadership the company 
founded MB International in Holland and 
subsidiaries in West Germany and France. 

In 1963 he received an Honorary Doctor 
of Engineering Degree from WPI. Always a 
strong supporter of the WPI Alumni As- 
sociation, he was awarded the Herbert F. 
Taylor Award for outstanding service to the 
Alumni Association in 1967. He served as 
president of the Association for two years 
and was on the Board of Trustees for ten. 
He was active as a Connecticut Valley 
Chapter Officer, as a member of the Alumni 
Council, Fund Board, Techni-Forum and as 
a program chairman of WPI's Centennial 
Gifts Campaign. 




25 



October issue of the magazine. Class Digest. 
In the article the author states, "It is our 
best judgment that future safer windshield 
developments will not alter the present 
replacement market." He also went on to 
say, "The newest windshield does have to be 
handled somewhat more carefully. We 
should all realize that strength and safety in 
windshield performance are not necessarily 
related, and our purpose has been primarily 
to develop a safer windshield." Mr. Whitte- 
more is director/product development/auto- 
motive sales, Glass Division, Pittsburgh Plate 
Glass Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

1928 

Now living in retirement, JAMES A. 
MacNABB is located in Palo Alto, Califor- 
nia. 

1930 

HERBERT D. BERRY has retired as 
vice president of the Thomas Smith Co., 
Worcester. He lives in Westboro, Mass. . . At 
Southeastern Massachusetts University, 
North Dartmouth, Mass., it was recently 
announced that DR. ELLIS H. WHITAKER 
of the biology department has been pro- 
moted from associate professor to full pro- 
fessor. Dr. Whitaker has been at SMU since 
1964. 



1931 

IDOF ANDERSON, JR., writes that he 
is retired and living in Sandwich, Mass. . . 
Having retired as Boston district manager of 
the Jones & Lamson — Waterbury Farrel 
division of Textron, JOHN H. HINCH- 
CLIFFE now resides at Hilton Head Island, 
South Carolina. . . HARRY N. TYLER 
presently makes his home in Pocasset, Mass. 



1932 

DR. WILLIAM E. HANSON has retired 
as senior scientist and executive of the Gulf 
Research & Development Co., Pittsburgh, 
Pa., and is planning to move to the state of 
Washington. Bill, the immediate past chair- 
man of the WPI Board of Trustees, was a 
leader in the development and adoption of 
the WPI Plan for education. He served for 
eleven years as a trustee of the College, 
three of which were as chairman of the 
board. 

1934 
E. LOVELL SMITH, JR. resides in 



Farmington, Conn. 

1935 

The director, secretary and treasurer of 
Gilbarco Canada Ltd., Brockville, Ontario, is 
HAROLD A. LeDUC. 



1936 

EDWARD V. MONTVILLE has moved 
from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Madison, Conn. . . 
JOHN H. WYMAN writes that he has retired 
from his position as sales engineer with 
Durakool, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. He now 
lives in Augusta, Maine. 

1937 

Brewsters of Hartford has named 
ROBERT S. DENNING as sales manager. He 
makes his home in Windsor, Conn. 

1939 

Associate Professor of mechanical engi- 
neering HOWARD DUCHACEK is on leave 
from the University of Vermont, which is 
located in Burlington. Until August of 1972 
his address will be Fort Collins, Colo. . . 
Allen-Bradley Co., Framingham, Mass., em- 
ploys JOHN C. HARVEY, JR., sales repre- 
sentative. He resides in Wellesley Hills. . . 
JOHN P. MOLONY, manager of technical 
services for Wyman-Gordon's Eastern Divi- 
sion, Worcester, Mass., has been named 
chairman of the Technical Council of the 
American Society for Nondestructive 
Testing. 

1941 

NORMAN G. KLAUCKE reports that 
he has three sons in college this year. Doug 
is now at the University of Vermont Medical 
School; Jeff is a junior at Cornell and Brad, 
the youngest, started Dartmouth last Fall. 
Norm, an executive with the Acme Chain 
Division of North American Rockwell, re- 
sides in Granby, Mass., and has a summer 
home in South Dennis. .. WILLIAM R. 
HIGGINS serves as head mechanical engi- 
neer for Dresser Machinery Ltd., Tokyo, 
Japan. 



1944 

JOHN E. ("Ned") BIGELOW, manager 
of the Terminal and Display Program of the 
Information Physics Branch of the General 
Electric Co., in Schenectady, N.Y., cele- 
brated 25 years of service with the company 
on November 5th. Ned joined GE in 1946 as 
a development engineer. Later he became 
senior engineer in the X-Ray Department 
and manager of the department's Advanced 
Engineering and Consulting Lab. A regis- 
tered professional engineer, he is a senior 
member of IEEE and a member of the 
Society for Information Display and Sigma 
XI. He holds 24 patents. . . A Des Plaines, 
Illinois resident, CHARLES S. COOPER, 
works as product manager (development) 
for Precision Scientific Co., Chicago. . . 
FRED S. MOULTON has changed his ad- 
dress from London, England to Denver, 
Colorado. 



1945 

EUGENE C. LOGAN of Trenton, N.J., 
has been promoted to chief engineer in the 
gas department of Public Service Electric & 
Gas Co., Newark, N.J. Prior to his promo- 
tion he served as assistant chief engineer. 



1946 

JOSEPH J. CONROY reports that he 
has been plant manager at Whitney Blake (a 
Superior Continental Co.) since March of 
1971. The company is located in Hamden, 
Conn. . . It was recently announced that 
JOHN E. LAFFEY has been named vice 
president and general manager of the Aus- 
tin-Western Division, Clark Equipment Com- 
pany, Aurora, Illinois. The new vice presi- 
dent has had an extensive background of 
experience in the heavy construction equip- 
ment industry. He served as eastern regional 
manager of the Harnischfeger Corporation, 
manufacturer of cranes and shovels, and 
general sales manager of the J. I. Case 
Construction Equipment Division, manufac- 
turer of crawler tractors and wheel loaders. 
The Clark Equipment Company manufac- 
tures construction and material handling 
equipment. . . The Farrel Co., Rochester, 
N.Y., employs ROBERT C. TAYLOR, man- 
ager-process development, who resides in 
Fairport, N.Y. . . CARL F. SIMON, JR., has 
moved to Erie, Pa., where he is program 
engineer for the General Electric Company. 



1947 

ROBERT C. MARK, manager of em- 
ployee and community relations at General 
Electric's Lynchburg (Virginia) operations 
since 1960, was recently made manager of 
non-union and new plant relations. He has 
been with the company for nearly 25 
years. . . In December PAUL D. O'DON- 
NELL, director of Manufacturing Planning 
and Controls for the Westinghouse Corpora- 
tion of Pittsburgh, was graduated from the 
Advanced Management Program of the Har- 
vard University Graduate School of Business 
Administration in Boston, Mass. . . A Need- 
ham, Mass., resident, EDWARD F. SUPPLE, 
has been awarded the Chartered Life Under- 
writer designation at National Conferment 
Excercises of the American College of Life 
Underwriters in Chicago. He is a special 
agent for the Prudential Insurance 
Company. 

1948 

Ingersoll Rand Co., Mayfield, Ky., re- 
cently named ARNE A. KELLSTROM as 
marketing manager. . . JEROME ECKER- 
MAN writes that he is technical manager at 
NASA/Goddard S.F.C.. Greenbelt, Md. His 
home is in Potomac. 



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THE WPI JOURNAL 



Art Smith, 



Man at the Top 



by Lesley E. Small, '72 



Over the years there has evolved the popular miscon- 
ception that WPI graduates seldom achieve professional 
success greater than the level of "middle management." 
Possibly this notion stems from the belief that a Tech 
engineer's education is too parochial, too practical. How- 
ever, the careers and achievements of many Tech alumni 
serve to dispel this myth. Indeed, WPI boasts a truly 
impressive list of eminent alumni. 

Among the noteworthy of Worcester Tech's highly 
successful graduates is Arthur E. Smith, Chairman of the 
Executive Committee of the United Aircraft Corporation in 
Hartford, Conn. Mr. Smith, who received his Bachelor of 
Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (aero-option) in 
193 3, began his career as a test engineer for International 
Motors in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Two years later he 
joined the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company, a division of 
United Aircraft. By 1956 he was the Executive Vice-Presi- 
dent of Pratt & Whitney. After serving as president of the 
division for one year, he became in 1968, the executive 
vice-president and then president of the entire United 
Aircraft Corporation. Mr. Smith's latest achievement, ap- 
pointment to the position of chairman of the executive 
committee, became effective as of September 27 of this 
year. 

In 1967 WPI presented Smith with the Robert H. 
Goddard Award, which is given annually to an alumnus for 
"outstanding professional accomplishment in his field." On 
June 8, 1969, he was awarded an honorary degree of doctor 
of engineering by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

In a recent interview with Mr. Smith, he indicated that 
he feels the WPI Plan is the "right approach to an 
engineering education" but like many others, he seems to 
be withholding enthusiasm until the Plan has substantially 
proven itself. He noted that the success or failure of the 
Plan rests largely with the individual advisors — and most 
especially with the problem of motivation. Mr. Smith also 
indicated that communication must play a key role in the 
success of the Plan. He feels that the school has a 
responsibility to better acquaint both the alumni and the 
business world with the workings of the Plan. 

As far as the role of the alumni is concerned, Arthur 
Smith maintains that they have an obligation "to give 

Reprinted from Tecb News. 




financial support" and "to take part in the direction of the 
school." He feels however that the alumni should not 
attempt to "run" the school. On the other hand, he feels 
that the students should not run the school either. When 
asked how he felt about having a student member on the 
Board of Trustees, Mr. Smith said that "a student does not 
belong as a voting member," but that there should be a 
student advisory group to insure that the Trustees are aware 
of student concerns and opinions. He stated that it is "hard 
(for students) to be objective about the long-term interests" 
of the school. 

In another vein of conversation, Mr. Smith expressed 
the belief that athletics play an important role in the 
shaping of the individual, for it is through organized sport 
that one learns not only how to get along with people but 
also to accept failures along with success. 

When asked to what he attributed his great success, Mr. 
Smith said, "I suppose you'd like me to say my education 
from WPI? After assuring him that, all that was wanted was 
an honest answer, he agreed that WPI had given him an 
excellent background but that he attributed his success to a 
lot of hard work and a little bit of being in the right place 
at the right time. 

Smith further stated that five years after graduation, 
where you are is determined largely by what you have done 
on the job and not so much by what you did in school. He 
feels that the education itself is of greatest importance in 
getting offers and opening the right doors. 

Mr. Smith does not feel that the engineers should have 
to take all the blame for the ecological problems of today. 
"Engineers have always responded to what the public 
wants." Now that the emphasis is on clean air and clean 
water, Smith is assured that the engineers will respond, but 
that there is bound to be a time lag. According to Smith, 
"People know what they want but are not able to evaluate 
what they want to pay for it." 

Smith is a warm and personable man who remains 
unaffected by his tremendous achievements. Talking to Art 
Smith is like talking to the man next-door. He is truly a 
credit to himself and a credit to WPI. 



E WPI JOURNAL 



27 




ROBERT F. STEWART, '50, former 
vice president of Litton Industries, Inc., 
Hartford, Conn., has been named president 
of the Industrial Products Group of North 
American Rockwell Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa. In 
addition to being president of a group, Mr. 
Stewart will also be nominated as a corpo- 
rate vice president at the next meeting of 
NR's board of directors. 

The Industrial Products Group which he 
now heads had sales in the fiscal year ended 
September 30, 1971 of about $435 million, 
or nearly 20 per cent of total company 
sales. It is one of four major groups at l\IR, 
the others being the aerospace, automotive 
and electronics groups. It makes and 
markets a wide variety of products including 
printing and textile machinery, gears and 
other power transmission products, mechan- 
ical controls, filters, general aviation aircraft 
and pleasure boats. 

Mr. Stewart was president of Royal 
Typewriter Co., Hartford, Conn., a Litton 
Industries company, in 1969 and 1970. He 
left Royal to take charge of Litton's Ma- 
chine Tool Group in Hartford, which in- 
cluded New Britain Machine Co. Prior to 
joining Litton in 1964 he had been presi- 
dent of the Gabriel Electronics Division of 
Maremont Corp., Millis, Mass. 

The WPI Alumni Association awarded 
him the Robert H. Goddard Award for his 
outstanding professional achievements in 
June of 1971. It is the highest professional 
achievement award given by the 
Association. 

Active in community affairs, Mr. Stew- 
art is a director of the Greater Hartford 
Chamber of Commerce, the Manufacturer's 
Association of Hartford County, and the 
Society for Savings in Hartford. He is also a 
member of the Economic Club of New York 
and a corporator of the Institute of Living, 
Hartford. 



1949 

Attorney EDWIN E. KAARELA was 
officially notified in November that he had 
been appointed as a Finnish consul. He was 
informed of his appointment by the Finnish 
Ambassador to the United States, Olavi 
Munkki, the document of appointment 
being accepted on behalf of the United 
States by Secretary of State William Rogers. 
Mr. Kaarela, who has served as honorary 
vice-consul of Finland since 1963, lives with 
his wife and three children in Westminster, 
Mass. 

1950 

HAMMOND ROBERTSON, a member 
of the Queensbury (N.Y.) Town Board since 
1964, was honored at a testimonial dinner 
in October. The affair was co-sponsored by 
the Queensbury Republican Committee and 
Republican Club. Mr. Robertson, who is 
now located in Lincoln, N.H., had served as 
a director of industrial relations for Finch, 
Pruyn and Company, Inc., of Glens Falls, 
N.Y. 



1952 

H. BURTON RENDALL has employ- 
ment as a product service engineer with 
Ethyl Corp., Houston, Texas. . . GEORGE 
H. SANDERSON writes that he is still with 
Sperry Gyroscope, Great Neck, N.Y., and 
enjoying his job as senior research section 
supervisor. His two daughters are now in 
school and he and his wife are interested in 
helping to make their local educational 
system more "creative". . . The vice presi- 
dent of Incoterm Corp., Marlboro, Mass., is 
EDGAR L. VAN COTT, who lives in 
Weston. 

1953 

G. RAYMOND POLEN resides in Parsip- 
pany, N.J., and serves as senior development 
engineer for Boonton Electronics Corpora- 
tion. . . The board of overseers of the 
Foundation for the Advancement of Grad- 
uate Study in Engineering at Newark Col- 
lege of Engineering announced in November 
that DR. ARNOLD ALLENTUCH has been 
appointed director of research at the 
college. Dr. Allentuch is a professor of 
mechanical engineering at NCE and will 
maintain that rank on the faculty. Active in 
research and the development of graduate 
courses at the college, he has centered his 
personal research in ihe area of hydrostat- 
ically-loaded, stiffened cylinders. His work 
has been supported by the Office of Naval 
Research under contracts totaling more than 
3100,000 since he joined NCE. . . JOHN F. 
MITCHELL, a science teacher at North 
Attleboro (Mass.) High School, has been 
hired by the North Attleboro Board of 



Health as the town's new full-time health 
agent. His duties will include responsibility 
for the administration of local and state 
health regulations and laws. 

1954 

DONALD E. ROSS, operations manager 
of the Split Ballbearing Division of MPB 
Corporation, Lebanon, N.H., has been 
named to the Board of Directors of the 
National Bank of Lebanon. Mr. Ross, who 
has a background in manufacturing sales, 
production and management, is a past presi- 
dent of the Lebanon Chamber of Com- 
merce, member of the executive board of 
the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of 
America, and Mary Hitchcock Memorial 
Hospital Corporation. He is also a director 
of the New Hampshire Technical Institute in 
Concord, N.H., and holds memberships in 
the American Ordnance Association and the 
American Helicopter Association. 



1955 

It was recently announced that 
CHARLES F. McDONOUGH of Bridge- 
water, N.J., would be chairman of the 
special gifts department for the 1972 United 
Fund, Somerset Valley campaign. Mr. 
McDonough has been associated with the 
American Cyanamid Co., Bound Brook, 
N.J., for the past 14 years and is currently 
assistant to the manager. Refinery Chemi- 
cals Department. 

1956 

RICHARD N. BAZINET is currently 
located in Houston, Texas, where he is 
employed by Singer, General Precision, 
Inc. . . EDWIN B.COGHLIN,JR.,of Shrews- 
bury, Mass., has been elected commissioner 
of the Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of 
America. Also elected to the council board 
of directors was DR. RICHARD BESCHLE, 
'50, of Auburn, Mass. .. HENRY J. 
DUMAS, JR., is the new senior vice presi- 
dent of MFE Corporation, Wilmington, 
Mass. . . In November 1971 the Hatco 
Chemical Division of W. R. Grace & Co. 
announced the appointment of JOSEPH G. 
WAHL as sales manager. The firsm is located 
in Fords, N.J. 

1957 

DR. JOHN M. MATUSZEK, JR. has 
been named director of the Radiological 
Sciences Lab., New York State Department 
of Health, Albany, N.Y. He resides in 

Del mar. 

1958 

JAMES K. KARALEKAS, East Provi- 
dence City Traffic Engineer, presided at the 
Rhode Island WPI Alumni Chapter meeting 
held in November at Seekonk. He lives in 



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THE WPI JOURNAL 



Vlumni Fund Progress Report: 

Richard F. Burke, Jr., '38, Chairman of the Alumni Fund Board, reported at the 
mid-winter meeting of the Board that the 1971-72 Alumni Fund was well organized with 
over 300 alumni volunteers visiting or calling alumni throughout the country. Burke 
further explained that this is a unique year in that every fund gift which shows an 
increase will be matched to the amount of the increase by the Challenge Fund. He said 
early returns show: 

Total Cash: $107,666.30 

Total Additional Pledges: $29,376.08 

Total Contributors: 1,409 

% Participation: 14.7% 

Average Gift: $97.26 
Burke went on to comment that several leadership gifts have been received from 
several groups, including: 
Alumni Trustees: 

% Participation: 76.2% 

Average Gift: $1,179.94 
Alumni Association Executive Committee: 

% Participation: 77.8% 

Average Gift: $600.00 
Alumni Fund Board: 

% Participation: 100% 

Average Gift: $206.00 
Faculty Alumni: 

% Participation: 82.6% 

Average Gift: $73.82 
Walter J. Charow, '49, Chairman of the Special Gifts Program which has organized 
personal solicitation in the Northeast and Los Angeles, reported that his program showed 
the following level of activity: 

% Participation: 27.4 

Average Gift: $447.13 
When interviewed, Charow stated that the Special Gift Committees were seeking gifts at 
the $300 level and above. He went on to state that when alumni fully understood the 
priorities before WPI and the need for alumni support that his volunteers were met with 
warm and generous support. 



Special Gifts Region 

Worcester 

Boston 

Connecticut Valley 

Hartford 

New Haven 

Rhode Island 

New York 

Northern New Jersey 

Washington 

Los Angeles 



Chairman 
Francis W. Madigan, Jr., '53 
James E. Rich, '51 
William W. Asp, '32 
Robert M. Taft, '38 
Charles W. McElroy, '34 
Manuel Renasco, '46 
Spiro L. Vrusho, '57 
Waldo E. Bass, '33 
Leonard G. Humphrey, Jr., '35 
Donald R. Bates, '40 

Phonothons were reported as being a new mechanism of follow-up solicitation and 
Mr. Burke noted that this program was being organized by Howard I. Nelson, '54. Nelson 
briefly noted that an enthusiastic team of volunteers had been enlisted and would be 
conducting phonothons on the following schedule: 

Chairman 
Peter H. Horstmann, '55 
Daniel J. Maguire, '66 
Gabriel O. Bedard, '28 
Joseph J. Conroy, Jr., '46 
Spiro L. Vrusho, '57 
Kenneth A. Homon, '62 
John H. Geffken, '63 

Clifford H. Daw, Jr., '59 
Donald M. McNamara, '55 

In conclusion, Burke praised the hard work of the alumni volunteers working on the 
program, and voiced his opinion that their hard work would produce a fund of record 
size by its completion date. 



Date 


Location 


February 7-8 


Worcester 


9-10 


Boston 


14-15 


Springfield, Mass. 


16-17 


New Haven 


22-23 


New York City 


23-24 


Washington 


28-29 


Buffalo 


March 1-2 


San Francisco 


6-7 


Pittsburgh 



Riverside. . . ROBERT P. MICHAUD works 
as associate airport development specialist 
for the New York State Department of 
Transportation, Albany. His home is located 
in Guilderland, N.Y. . . Kewaunee Scientific 
Engineering Corp. of Adrian, Michigan, has 
announced that J. CLIFFORD WIERSMA is 
now vice president and sales manager of the 
corporation. 

1959 

Born: To Dr. and Mrs. JOSEPH D. 
BRONZINO, a daughter, Marcella Jo 
("Marcy"!, on October 27, 1971. Joe is an 
associate professor in the engineering de- 
partment at Trinity College, Hartford, 
Conn. He and his family reside in Simsbury. 

1960 

Shell Chemical Company, Industrial 
Chemicals/Petrochemicals, has made JAMES 
R. BUCHANAN district manager. The new 
manager makes his home in Cherry Hill, 
N.J. . . WILLIAM J. PALMER writes that he 
is manager of engineering for Jewell Elec- 
tronic Instruments, Manchester, N.H. He 
lives in Bedford. 

1961 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. LARRY 
ISRAEL, a daughter, liana Beth, on October 
6, 1971. Larry is president of Visualtek 
which is located in Santa Monica, Calif. 

The University of Virginia Reactor 
Facility, Charlottesville, Va., has added 
HAROLD W. BERK, physicist, to its 
staff. . . DR. JAY A. FOX, who received a 
PhD in Physics from the University of South 
Carolina last year, has employment as a 
physicist on the staff of the U.S. Army 
Mobility Equipment Research and Develop- 
ment Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. . . A 
Glastonbury, Conn., resident, RICHARD L. 
HOLDEN, has been appointed Chairman of 
District II for the Republican party. Em- 
ployed as a research engineer at United 
Aircraft Research Laboratory, he is cur- 
rently vice-chairman of the Citizens Ad- 
visory Committee and is a radio officer for 
Glastonbury Civil Defense. .. SVEND E. 
PELCH serves as manager of business plan- 
ning for the International Paper Co., New 
York, N.Y. His residence is in Northport. 

1962 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. BRADFORD J. 
BOOKER, their first child, a daughter, 
Pamela Jean, on October 4, 1971. Brad is a 
design engineer with Hamilton Standard, a 
division of United Aircraft Corporation in 
Windsor Locks, Conn. 

RICHARD W. FROST has been pro- 
moted from assistant to superintendent un- 
derground lines to assistant superintendent 
overhead lines at Narragansett Electric Co., 
Providence, R.I. .. ROBERT R. CASSA- 



WPI JOURNAL 



29 



NELLI of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., has 
been awarded a patent of his work in the 
development of a process for multiple 
layered gelatin desserts. He is a group leader 
in the Jell-0 research division at General 
Foods' technical center in Tarrytown. . . 
THOMAS J. MERCHANT is appointed to a 
newly created position of environmental 
and safety coordinator at Bay State 
Abrasives Division of Dresser Industries, 
Westboro, Mass. Company officials say that 
Mr. Merchant's assignment puts the firm in a 
position to act directly on all legislation 
relating to pollution control, occupational 
health and safety and other related fields. 
The Westboro resident is also a town select- 
man and previously served as chairman of 
the advisory finance committee. . . Texas 
Instruments of Attleboro, Mass. employs 
PAUL L. WESTERLIND, manufacturing 
engineer, who resides in North Attleboro. 

1963 

DOMINIC J. BUCCA who is manager of 
purchases at Jamesbury Corp., Worcester, 
Mass., makes his home in West Boylston. . . 
The new general foreman of chemical pro- 
duction for the Uniroyal Chemical Division 
of Uniroyal, Inc., is JOSEPH V. BUC- 
CIAGLIA, Beacon Falls, Conn. Mr. 
Bucciaglia has been with the Naugatuck firm 
since his graduation from WPI and is past 
vice president of the Uniroyal Chemical 
Management Club. . . DAVID R. EKSTROM 
reports that he is manager-equipment prod- 
uct development for Kenics, Danvers, 
Mass. . . NORMAN FINEBURG received his 
law degree from Boston University Law 
School in 1971 and now serves as a judicial 
law clerk for the Supreme Court of Con- 
necticut in Hartford. He makes his home in 
Farmington. . . The Rodney Hunt Co. of 
Orange, Mass. has appointed MICHAEL A. 
LITTIZZIO as manager, manufacturing serv- 



ices. He will be responsible for directing and 
coordinating the services of maintenance, 
inspection, shipping and industrial engineer- 
ing on a company-wide basis. Until recently 
he was a unit manager in Ashland at the 
General Electric plant. . . Raytheon, North 
Dighton, Mass. employs JAMES J. 
MAGALDI, facilities supervisor. His resi- 
dence is in Easton. . . ROBERT M. 
MALBON writes that he is in the Peace 
Corps. His residence is in Los Altos, Califor- 
nia. . . Among the instructors at the business 
management seminar sponsored by the 
Leominster (Mass.) Chamber of Commerce 
last fall was PETER A. MICHAELIAN, 
personnel director at Foster Grant Co., 
Inc. . . KENNETH OLSEN, a student at 
New York University Law School, also 
works as an engineer for Ebasco Services, 
Inc., New York. Kenny lives in Brook- 
lyn. . . Transportation analyst for Washing- 
ton Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 
Washington, D.C. is ROBERT A. PICKETT 
. . . GORDON M. WARE studies at the 
School of Architecture at the University of 
Oregon which is located in Eugene, Oregon. 

1964 

Married: PETER P. BURKOTT, JR., 
and Miss Diana A. Blandford on October 9, 
1971 in Brewster, N.Y. The bridegroom is a 
development engineer for the Norden Divi- 
sion of United Aircraft Corporation, Nor- 
walk, Conn. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. ANTHONY 
CROCE, a daughter, Daniella, on June 10, 
1971. The new father is still employed by 
the U.S. Army Weapons Command in Rock 
Island, Illinois. He and his family make their 
home in Davenport, Iowa. 

RONALD J. ANASTASI has been 
named assistant director of Magnolia Manor, 
a health spa located in Gloucester, Mass. 
Previously he was with the Woods Hole 



MORGAN 
CONSTRUCTION CO, 

ENGINEERS Si MANUFACTURERS 
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01605 



30 



Oceanographic Institute, an assistant execu- 
tive director for Scientology Coordinated 
Services, Los Angeles, Calif., and an effi- 
ciency expert for Seafood Kitchens, 
Gloucester. . . ALLEN W. CASE, JR., who 
was recently promoted to project engineer 
for General Electric Company, Schenectady, 
N.Y., lives in Scotia. . . The New York firm 
of Davis, Hoxie, Faithfull & Hapgood em- 
ploys ALFRED H. HEMINGWAY, JR., 
patent attorney. Alfred lives on Staten 
Island. . . DAVID G. LARRABEE is a stu- 
dent at the University of California, Berke- 
ley. He lives in Albany, Calif. . . The vice I 
president and treasurer of Community In- 
formation Systems, Chaska, Minnesota, is I 
BRIAN SINDER. . . DR. JOHN A. SPEN- 
CER is an assistant chemistry professor at | 
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 
III. . . DR. PETER C. TROMBI writes that I 
he is a member of the Institute for Ad- 
vanced Study, School of Mathematics, 
Princeton, N.J. . . USAF CAPTAIN PAUL I 
B. WATSON is on duty at Cam Ranh Bay 
AB, Vietnam. He serves as an air operations 
officer and is assigned to a unit of the 
Pacific Air Forces, headquarters for air I 
operations in Southeast Asia, the Far East 
and Pacific area. 

1965 

Akron resident JAMES B. CALVIN is 
currently working toward a PhD in clinical 
psychology at Kent State University, Kent, 
Ohio. . . STEPHEN L. CLOUES now holds 
the position of regional planner for the I 
Central Midlands Regional Planning Council, 
Columbia, S.C. He recently received a | 
Master of Planning Degree from Georgia 
Institute of Technology. . . LAWRENCE A. I 
HILL is a science teacher at Nashoba Re- 
gional High School, Bolton, Mass. He lives in 
Lunenburg. . . The Mechanical Drive Tur- I 
bine Products Dept., General Electric Co., 
Fitchburg, Mass., employs KENNETH J. 
HULTGREN as a turbine controls engineer 
...In 1971 PETER E. OBERBECK was 
awarded a PhD EE from the University of 
Illinois. He is associated with the National 
Cash Register Company in Dayton, Ohio. . . 
RICHARD S. OLSON, vice president - 
development for National Realty Enter- 
prises, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., resides in Bethel 
Park. . . DR. DAVID M. SCHWABER, who I 
received his PhD from the University of 
Akron in 1971, is with Monarch Rubber 
Co., Inc., of Baltimore, Md. . . MICHAEL D. 
SHAPIRO serves as a chemical engineer at 
The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal | 
Facility at Indian Head, Md. Oxon Hill is his 
home. 

1966 

Married: STEWART W. NELSON to 
Miss Carol Ann Cruz in November 1971 at | 
Holyoke, Mass. Mr. Nelson is a sales engi- I 
neer with The Trane Co., Boston. 

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Engineering . . . . 
for a world in need 



As living becomes more competitive . . . more compact . . . and 
more complex, the world looks with increasing frequency to science 
and engineering for creative solutions to its wants and to its needs. 
And at the Heald Machine Division of Cincinnati Milacron, creative 
research and development engineers thrive on the daily challenge to 
provide the metalworking industry with more productive, more effi- 
cient and more reliable machine tools. 




In the past, Heald has traditionally 
produced machines which have in 
many cases surpassed industry's 
needs, but the demands are be- 
coming greater as the challenge 
continues. So Heald engineers con- 
tinue to explore new techniques 
and to design modern machine 
tools that reflect fresh ideas and 
creative thinking. 

The results of this kind of engi- 
neering can be seen in the Heald 
products of today. Numerically 
Controlled Acracenters and Bore- 
matics that literally "think for 



themselves" while producing bet- 
ter quality parts in far less time. 
Heald Controlled Force internal 
grinders prove themselves as lead- 
ers by consistently attaining new 
levels of productivity and quality. 

Heald's newest development, a 
rotary electro-chemical machining 
process, offers industry a practical 
way to perform precision machin- 
ing operations on "difficult to ma- 
chine" conductive materials such 
as high strength, high temperature 
alloys. Using electro-chemical ma- 
chining, stock removal rates are 



unaffected by material hardness so 
production rates are substantially 
increased. 

The continuation of this type of 
creative thinking and fresh ideas 
will be spurred on by the chal- 
lenge of the 1970's and the need 
to meet the ever-changing require- 
ments of our shrinking world. 



CINCINNATI 
MILACRON 

Heald Machine Division 
Worcester, Mass. 01606 



EDWARD S. BILZERIAN, Worcester, 
controller for Bay State Abrasives Division 
of Dresser Industries, Westboro, Mass., is the 
new president of the Worcester Area 
Chapter, National Association of Account- 
ants. . . Speedring Systems — Division of 
Schiller Industries, Warren, Michigan, has 
recently given JOHN H. CAROSELLA the 
position of senior project engineer. John 
and his family now live in Rochester, 
Michigan. .. DR. JAMES I. JOUBERT is 
employed as chemical research engineer for 
the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh Energy 
Research Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. . . A native 
of Whitinsville, Mass., DAVID LONGMUIR, 
has been named vice president of industrial 
relations of White Consolidated Industries, 
Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to his pro- 
motion, Mr. Longmuir was regional director 
of industrial relations for the corpora- 
tion .. DR. MALCOLM A. MacGREGOR 
was recently awarded a resident research 
associateship at the Naval Research Labora- 
tory, Washington, D.C. He will conduct 
research in the chemistry division of the 
laboratory. Prior to his appointment he was 
a research associate at the University of 
Chicago. . . DR. MARTIN J. MASTROI- 
ANNI is a postdoctoral research associate 
for Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge, 



Tenn. . . The new town planner for Vernon, 
Conn., is JOSEPH J. PASTIC who was until 
recently a Captain with the U.S. Army in 
Germany. His work in the Army was learn- 
ing "how to allocate shortages," he noted, a 
problem also apparent in civilian life. Pastic 
has a wife and three children. 

1967 

Married: DAVID A. SALAD to Miss 
Bonny Beth Nezvesky on October 17, 1971 
in Fairfield, Connecticut. David is an ac- 
countant with Drug City of Watertown. . . 
ROBERT D. RENN and Miss Nancy Diane 
DelVecho on December 5, 1971 in New 
London, Connecticut. The groom is super- 
visor of production and direct labor plan- 
ning at General Dynamics Corp., Quincy 
(Mass.) Shipyard. 

ROBERT J. BARON has been employed 
by the Division of Compliance, Environ- 
mental Protection Agency, Research 
Triangle Park, N.C... Chief Civil Engineer 
RICHARD F. DeFALCO is associated with 
the Commonwealth Survey Corp. and makes 
his home in Worcester. . . RAYMOND J. 
FORTIN of the Mitre Corp. (Bedford, 
Mass.) technical staff lives in Waltham, 
Mass. . . U.S. Army CAPTAIN EDWARD A. 
GALLO, who is now serving in the Ord- 



nance Corp. in Vietnam, received his MS in 
mathematics from the University of Texas 
at El Paso last August. . . GLEN R. 
PARATH is with Ostrow Electric of 
Worcester, Mass. . . GARY K. WILLIS is a 
candidate for one of two three-year terms 
on the School Committee, Mansfield, Mass. 
He is president of the Citizens Scholarship 
Foundation and a sales engineer for Bailey 
Meter Co., Boston. 

1968 

Married: VICTOR V. C A LAB R ETTA, 
JR. and Miss Judith Anne Reynolds in 
Davisville, R.I. on October 9, 1971. The 
bridegroom is a graduate assistant at WPI. 
He and his bride make their home in 
Attleboro, Mass. 

Currently serving as a system test engi- 
neer with the U.S. Army Strategic Com- 
munication Command at Ft. Hauchuca, 
Arizona, LT. LUCIANO J. COVATI expects 
to be transferred to Switzigin, Germany in 
the near future. . . GEORGE F. GAMACHE 
is assistant project manager for the Beacon 
Construction Co., Worcester, Mass. . . Now 
at the University of Illinois, BERTON H. 
GUNTER writes: "I wish you (WPI) every 
success in this new money campaign. WPI — 
small, unassuming and quiet — has a great 



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deal to offer, and it would be tragic if, for 
want of money, it could not continue to 
provide the sort of education and atmos- 
phere which I found invaluable." Bert re- 
sides in Urbana. . . LAWRENCE E. JOHN- 
SON works as a systems programmer for the 
WPI Computer Center. . . Although he re- 
sides in Milford, Conn., GARY N. KEELER 
serves as a systems representative for RCA, 
Data Processing Division, which is located in 
Fairfield. .. DR. ROGER L. LUDIN is 
presently employed as an assistant professor 
at Burlington County College, Pemberton, 
N.J. Medford is his home. .. WILLIAM J. 
KRIKORIAN has been discharged from 
active duty in Vietnam and is returning to 
his previous civilian employer, Metcalf & 
Eddy, Inc., Boston, where he will serve as a 
structural engineer. . . WALTER C. 

LYNICK, who was recently with the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, has returned to 
work for the New York State Department 
of Transportation, Region I, Albany, 
N.Y. ..ANDREW L. PIRETTI, an MBA 
student at the University of Massachusetts, 
resides in Holyoke. .. Still employed. by 
Pratt and Whitney Aircraft as an experi- 
mental test engineer. .. WILLIAM D. 
POULIN has moved from Riviera Beach to 
West Palm Beach, Florida. 



1969 

Married: RICHARD C. CARLSON to 
Miss Judith E. Noyes on November 7 in 
Walpole, Massachusetts. Richard is a civil 
engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, New England Division, Waltham. 
The newlyweds reside in North Easton, 
Mass. . . JAMES L. RICHEY, JR. and Miss 
Frances L. Bryniarski in Orange, Mass. on 
October 9, 1971. The groom was a lieuten- 
ant in the U.S. Signal Corps in Vietnam and 
is now employed as an electrical engineer. 
The bride is a French teacher at St. Mary's 
High School, Lynn. . . DONALD W. RULE 
to Miss Carleen Elaine Ruohonen on 
November 27 in Worcester, Massachusetts. 
Mrs. Rule attended Emmanuel College and 
is a graduate of Boston University. Her 
husband is a candidate for his doctoral 
degree in physics at the University of 
Connecticut, Hartford. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. JOSEPH E. 
STAHL, a son, Jameson Thomas, on Octo- 
ber 24, 1971. Joe is still with Moulded 
Products, Easthampton, Mass. . . Teaching 
physics at Shrewsbury (Mass.) High School 
is CRAIG R. BARROWS who resides in 
Spencer. . . DOUGLAS E. BROWN of 
Noank, Conn, is a mechanical engineer with 
the Naval Underwater Systems Center, 
Ocean Engineering Division, New London 
...U.S. Army CAPTAIN MICHAEL F. 
DELLEO, JR. has been awarded his second 
bronze star medal near Long Binh, Vietnam. 
Capt. Delleo received the award while as- 
signed as a manpower officer in Head- 



quarters, U.S. Army Engineer Command 
having "distinguished himself through 
meritorious service in connection with mili- 
tary operations against hostile forces in 
Vietnam.". .. JOHN M. HISCOCK is cur- 
rently a department engineer for the Second 
Taxing District Water Dept., South Nor- 
walk, Connecticut. Previously he was with 
the water and sewer planning unit of the 
Philadelphia Water Department. . . E. I. du 
Pont Experimental Station, Wilmington, 
Del., employs THOMAS F. X. McAULIFFE 
who lives in Claymont. . . Thiele-Engdahl, 
Inc., Elizabeth, N.J. recently gave 
MICHAEL T. NOWAK the position of ink 
chemist. Michael's home is in Beacon, 
N.Y. . . PFC. MICHAEL G. OUELLETTE 
has completed nine weeks of special training 
at Ft. Jackson, S.C. He learned the tech- 
niques and tactics of a rifle squad, patrol- 
ling, and individual combat operations. . . 
MARTIN SURABIAN works as a mechani- 
cal engineer for Bechtel Corp., Gaithersburg, 
Maryland. 

1970 

Married: JOSEPH M. CHWALEK and 
Miss Donna Valerie Longe on October 30, 
1971 in Springfield, Mass. The bridegroom 
is presently serving in the U.S. Army as an 
electrical engineer in the Foreign Science 
and Technological Center, Charlottesville, 
Va., where the couple resides. . . EDWARD 
E. HOWE to Miss Joyce Essie May Baldwin 
in Highland Falls, N.Y. on September 20, 
1971. They will make their home in Ger- 
many where Edward is a first lieutenant in 
the U.S. Army. . . JOHN A. PELLI and Miss 
Marcia Karen Mitchell on October 23 in 
Providence, R.I. John recently joined the 
Trane Company's Consumer Products Divi- 
sion sales office in Springfield, Mass. Prior 
to receiving his assignment he completed the 
Trane Graduate Engineer Training Program, 
a 10-week course which concentrates on 
business management. . . PAUL A. PER- 
RON to Miss Mary T. Russell in Springfield, 
Mass. on November 27, 1971. Paul is em- 
ployed as a chemist by Scott-Graphics, Inc., 
in Holyoke. .. RICHARD J. SCHWARTZ 
and Miss Beth Ellyn Goldman on November 
27 in Worcester. The groom is a candidate 
for his master's degree in computer science 
at WPI. 

CRAIG C. CHASE of Clark, N.J., has 
been named manager of the Friendly Ice 
Cream and Sandwich Shop on Main Street 
in Madison, N.J. . . Army 2/LT. JOSEPH D. 
HENSEL has completed a 12-week field 
artillery officer basic course at the Army 
Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma 
. .WILLIAM R. NAAS was recently pro- 
moted to Army First Lieutenant at Fort 
George O. Meade, Md., while serving with 
the Army Security Agency's support group 
...2/LT. MICHAEL D. VARDEMAN 
serves as Safety Officer with the U.S. Army 
at Fort Hood, Texas. 



1971 

Married: THEODORE A. FRED- 
ERICKS to Miss Mary Elizabeth Martin, 
September 3 in New Haven, Connecticut. 
The couple is living in Worcester, Mass. . . 
STEPHEN P. KATZ and Miss Sandra L. 
Northrop in Schenectady, N.Y., on October 
23, 1971. Stephen is employed by the 
Morse Shoe Co. in Albany. . . GERALD J. 
KERSUS to Miss Kathleen M. Dorsey in 
Worcester, Mass., on October 2. Mrs. Kersus 
received a degree in executive secretarial 
science from Quinsigamond Community 
College, Worcester, and was formerly a 
secretary for The Thorn McAn Shoe Co. The 
groom is employed by the Naval Electronics 
Test and Evaluation Facility, St. Indigoes, 
Maryland. . . JOHN A. LIND and Miss Linda 
Jean Kelley on September 25th in East 
Haven, Conn. John is with Harry M. Davis 
Bros., Inc., North Haven, Conn. The couple 
resides in West Haven. . . ANDREW B. LIS- 
TON to Miss Stephanie Ann Bolton October 
9, 1971 in Cabot, Vermont. The bride is a 
senior at the University of Vermont, Bur- 
lington, and the groom is a civil engineer for 
Thompson-Liston Associates, Inc., in 
Worcester, Mass. 

JOHN A. GIORDANO, who is enrolled 
in the MBA program at the University of 
Rhode Island, has been chosen to receive a 
URI Foundation Graduate Fellowship for 
this academic year. The one-year fellowship 
will provide $1,800 at $200 a month for the 
next nine months. John was recommended 
for the award on the basis of his outstanding 
scholastic record. . . GARY J. LARSON has 
been appointed assistant chemical engineer, 
Pilot Plant, Nepera Chemical Company, Inc. 
in Harriman, N.Y. He resides in Crompond 
...Army PFC RICHARD F. LUKAS is 
serving with the 5th ADA Regiment at 
Bristol, Rhode Island. He is a crewman with 
Battery C, 3rd Battalion of the regiment. . . 
Graduate Student THOMAS A. McKEON 
attends the University of California at 
Berkeley. . . JOHN S. MESCHISEN has em- 
ployment with the Power Authority of the 
State of New York. . . ABBAS A. SALIM is 
studying for a PhD at Polytechnic Institute 
of Brooklyn, N.Y. .. GEORGE M. SIM- 
MONS reports that he competes in motor- 
cycle races and is working on Long Island 
. . . Peace Corps member ROBERT M. SINI- 
CROPE has been assigned to Montego Bay, 
Jamaica. He teaches mathematics in the 
West Indies. . . JAMES H. SNIDER works as 
a research engineer at WPI's Alden Research 
Labs. He lives in Worcester. . . STEWART T. 
STOCKING has joined The Trane Com- 
pany's Consumer Products Division sales 
office in Boston, Mass. . . DAVID A. TRUE 
has been promoted from chemical tech- 
nologist at Salem Harbor to assistant to 
chief technologist at the Brayton Point 
facility of the New England Power Co. The 
facility is located in Somerset, 
Massachusetts. 



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Case # 1 

Product: Star Tumblex® . . . 
a new line of Norton mass 
finishing abrasives that sub- 
stantially reduces mass finish- 
ing costs. 

Profile: Even as it wears 
down, Star Tumblex retains 
its unique tapered shape and 
the self-sharpening points 
continue to smooth and polish small and intricate surfaces 
with no need for additional smaller shapes or sizes to do 
the job. 

Performance: Surface conditioners throughout industry 
are using Star Tumblex to achieve faster finishing cycles 
with less abrasive usage— as much as 2 V2 times less — 
and a lower cost per part. 

Case #3 

Product: Resinall Metalite® 
Type LB Belts for grinding 
stainless steel and high nickel 
alloy parts such as jet engine 
blades. 

Profile: A special built-in 
lubricant reduces grinding 
temperatures up to 500°F., 
thereby preserving the sur- 
face integrity of the metal 
and increasing belt life from 2 to 6 times. 
Performance: Customers find that this new abrasive belt 
not only takes the heat off dry grinding but actually cools 
costs up to 25%. Jet blade production increased by as 
much as 40%. 





Case #2 

Product: Norton Abrasive 
Machining System ... a new, 
high speed machining sys- 
tem for faster, lower cost 
metal removal. 
Profile: This super-powered 
producer drives grinding 
wheels up to 1 6,000 sfpm 
and increases metal removal 
rates to more than 1 .00" per minute on diameter. 
Performance: This new Norton system delivers up to 
V3 higher metal removal rates than the previous record- 
breaking Norton system. Castings and forgings can. now 
be ground from the rough with savings in manpower, 
space, and extra machines. 

Case #4 

Product: The world's largest 
commercial abrasive wheel 
. . . provides the most eco- 
nomical method for steel 
mills to convert from steel 
blades for cutting large, 
rolled metal shapes. 
Profile: Six feet tall and 
tough enough to cut through 
jet engine alloy rounds 1 1" 
thick in just 1 7 seconds, this 
giant wheel has a cutting speed of around SVi sq. in. 
per second. 

Performance: Compared with metal blade cold saws, 
the new Norton cut-off wheel reduced cutting time up to 
66% and also provided substantial savings in equipment 
maintenance costs. 




These are just a few examples of Norton's total abrasive capability. They translate into greater productivity and economy. 
Today, all over the world, wherever metals are removed, smoothed, finished, polished, machined or conditioned, Norton 
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journal 



Vol. 75, no. 4 
April, 1972 



H. Russell Kay 

Editor 

Ruth A. Trask 

Alumni Information Editor 

Publications Committee 

Walter B. Dennen, Jr., '51, Chairman 

Robert C. Gosling, '68 

Enfried T. Larson, '22 

Rev. Edward I. Swanson, '45 

Richard DeChard, '56 



In This Issue 

The Next 100 Years page two 

Ben Bova, science and science-fiction writer, gives us a look at what the next century 
may hold, both technologically and socially. 

Intersession 1972 page ten 

The astonishing variety of events during last January's new program, as related by 
Ruth Trask. 

After the Fact page twenty-two 

William R. Grogan, '46, offers an evaluation of Intersession from his point of view as 
Dean of Undergraduate Programs. 

Intersession — An Alumnus' View page twenty-three 

In this guest editorial, Jim Donahue, '44, offers his comments on Intersession as it relates 
to alumni. 



Published for the Alumni Association 
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Copyright© 1972 by 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 
All rights reserved. 



WPI Alumni Association Officers 

! President: 
I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44 

;■ Vice Presidents: 
IB. E. Hosmer, '61 
IW. J. Bank, '46 

Secretary- Treasurer: 
S. J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: 
R. E. Higgs, '40 

Executive Committee, 

Members-at- Large: 

C. C. Bonin, '38; F. S. Harvey, '37; 

C. W. Backstrom, '30; L. Polizzotto, '70 

Fund Board: 

G. F. Crowther, '37; 

R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; L A. Penoncello, 

'66; W. J. Charow, '49; H. I. Nelson, '54 



The WPI Journal is published five times a year 
in October, December, February, April, August. 
Entered as second class matter July 26, 1918, 
at the Post Office, Worcester, Massachusetts, 
under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription 
two dollars per year. Postmaster: Please send 
form 3579 to Alumni Association, Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. 01609. 



DEPARTMENTS 

Varsity Review 24 

Completed Careers 25 

Your Class and Others 27 

Feedback 33 



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I WOULD LIKE to talk about some of the things that 
may be happening over the next several years, the next few 
decades, perhaps as far ahead as the next hundred years. 

Science fiction is often equated with attempts to 
predict the future. This isn't exactly right, although lots of 
science fiction stories have made very marvelous predictions 
— practically every piece of technology we have today 
appeared in a science-fiction story at least twenty or thirty 
years ago. But as Frederik Pohl once said, "Science-fiction 
predictions are like a broken clock; even a broken clock is 
correct twice a day." And so many things have been 
predicted in so many science-fiction stories that they can 
hardly miss — it's the buckshot approach. The game in 
science fiction is not to try to predict what actually is going 
to happen as much as to show the forces at work and show 
some of the possibilities of the future. . . some of the things 
that we are all going to have to live with or die with over 
the next many years. 

For example, for many years now science-fiction stories 
have been worrying about problems of overpopulation. 
Harry Harrison's book Make Room, Make Room deals with 
a New York City where the population is over twenty 
million. It's not a very pleasant place. Actually, in the real 
world it looks like the population explosion, although it is 
continuing, is beginning to slow down, even in places like 
Latin America, as the rate of increase in the birth rate is 
tapering off. We may be seeing soon what Winston 
Churchill said regarding the Battle of Britain, "This may 
not be the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the 
beginning." 

The 1972 Lawrence Hull Lecture key noted the entire 
Intersession period in general and one course in particular. 
Ben Bova is editor of Analog, the nation's most 
prestigious science-fiction magazine. A graduate of Temple 
University, Bova has written more than a dozen books as 
well as works for motion pictures (THX 1 138), educational 
services, and physical science study committees. He has 
worked with some of our country's leading scientists and 
engineers in the fields of lasers, magnetohydrodynamics, 
and artificial hearts. He has lectured before the New York 
Academy of Sciences and at the World Science Fiction 
Convention. 



Year/ 



by Ben Bova 



However, population pressures are still a very serious 
problem. Let's assume for the next hundred years that 
somehow we get to manage this. We're going to have a more 
crowded world. This planet has enormous resources avail- 
able to it, and I think we can feed ten times the number of 
people we have today. The real question is not their 
physical survival as much as what kind of a society is this 
going to give us? I think many of the political problems we 
have today in the international arena, especially the unrest 
in the so-called Third World or in the underdeveloped 
nations, are directly attributable to the enormous increase 
in population. 

We also have a population-related problem in this 
country, in that we are polluting the environment to an 
incredible degree. The really funny thing about pollution is 
that the problem is solvable by today's technology. There is 
very little being poured into the atmosphere and into our 
water that modern technology could not fix. The real 
problem with pollution is not technological so much as it is 
social. For centuries, for millennia, the problems that 
mankind has faced have been very basic, first-order prob- 
lems: How do I get enough to eat? How do I keep from 
freezing to death in the winter? We have reached the point, 
in Western civilization at least, where these problems are 
pretty well solved for most people. In this nation, for 
example — although there are many people, far too many, 
who still do not get a proper diet and who still are hungry 
— most of us spend more for diet foods than other nations 
spend on food itself. 

We produce an enormous amount of pollution and we 
very often blame our technology, but it's really a social 
problem. We want to have electricity and automobiles. We 
like the ability to move around; we base our whole lives on 
the ability to zip around 20, 50, 100 miles quite easily. 
Now we find that, having obtained this ability, we have to 
pay a price. The price at the moment is pollution. We can 
have automobiles and we can have electrical power plants; 
we can have the kind of society we have today, without 
very much pollution; but then we have to pay another kind 
of price. For example, there's absolutely no reason for 
fossil-fueled power plants (which burn coal or oil or natural 
gas) CO be dumping pollutants into the atmosphere. There 
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The real question is not, Do we have to 
choose between electricity and clean air? 
The question is, How much are we willing to 
pay for electricity with clean air? 

get rid of most of the pollutants that they emit. There are 
new forms of power generation that are inherently low- 
pollution, but all these cost money. The real question is 
not, Do we have to choose between electricity and clean 
air? The question is, How much are we willing to pay for 
electricity with clean air? 

Over the next hundred years, over the next ten years, 
we must learn how to do our economic bookkeeping in a 
new way. We must tote up all the costs of the things we do. 
Mainly because our world is getting crowded, we no longer 
have the luxury of dumping our wastes wherever it is most 
convenient. We must find out just how to handle these 
systems, who is going to pay for them, and how they are 
going to be paid. These are essentially social and political 
problems, and the thing that's interesting is this: If we do 
develop systems for carefully controlling the pollution of 
our electrical power plants, or our transportation systems, 
or ourselves — people — the political consequences of such 
control could be almost as bad as the pollution itself, 
though in a different way. 

In a city like Worcester, for example, right now we have 
no political way of controlling the pollution being poured 
out by the factories and homes and automobiles and busses 
in the city. There's no single political authority that can 
march in and tell you to stop polluting or else. True, there 
are laws aimed in this direction. But suppose we wanted as 
strong a pollution control as possible, and we did elect or 
devise a political system in which polluters were very 
quickly and efficiently taken out of the system — jailed or 
what have you. This is the kind of political control that 
could cause other problems, that could lead or be a step 
toward a totalitarian situation that I don't think any of us 
really want. 

The basic factor of life, of all nature really, is that you 
always have to pay a price for anything you get. Robert 
Heinlein, in his novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, coined 
the word tanstaafl, which is an acronym meaning "There 
Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch." Whatever we want 
we will have to pay for, one way or another, and thanks to 
the second law of thermodynamics we are always going to 
have to pay more than we get back. 

Now pollution and population problems are things that 
many people are worried about today and working toward 
solutions for. Another thing we can look forward to over 



Whatever we want we are going to have 
to pay for, one way or another, and thanks 
to the second law of thermodynamics we are 
always going to have to pay more than we 
get back. 



the next century, I think, is the slow — and in some cases 
the not-so-slow — demise of cities. 

The very term civilization carries with it the idea of 
people who live in cities. Archaeologists tend to judge the 
complexity of a long-gone culture by the size and com- 
plexity of the cities that it has built. We think in terms of 
city dwellers being sophisticated, urbane, knowledgeable, 
and the people who live out in the rural communities being 
hicks. But I think what's happening in most of our cities is 
something similar to what happens to stars. A star is born, 
goes through a life-span, and then eventually dies. The 
bigger the star, the more spectacular its death. The very 
largest stars go through tremendous explosions, called 
supernovas, and eventually disappear completely from the 
universe. Before that happens, they begin to swell; the 
central core of the star gets hotter and hotter, the outer 
envelope of the star swells; and then suddenly the whole 
thing collapses. If the star is large enough, the collapse is 
irreversible, and it disappears from the universe into what 
astronomers have started to call a black hole. 




Without attempting to make a pun, I think this is what is 
happening to our larger cities. I spend several days a week 
in New York, and it is interesting to watch a city die — and' 
frightening. At the moment, New York is still going 
through its expansion phase; people are leaving the city - 
anyone who can, is. Business firms are leaving the city, 
sooner or later the Stock Exchange will leave. And the 
people who are being left behind are the ones who can't get 
out, either because they haven't the financial resources or 
the knowledge or haven't the right skin color. They are 
stuck there. The core of the city is getting wearier and 
wearier, hotter in a sense, and eventually it is going to 
collapse. 

The funny thing is, from the technological point of 
view we may have reached the point where we no longer 
need cities. The people who work in most large cities now 
live outside the city proper. They jump into their cars in 
the morning, create a horrendous traffic jam, congregate in 
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day long, get in their cars at night, and create another jam 
on their way home. What's happening, of course, is that 
people who live in a dispersed area come into a central 
point where they can communicate with one another, 
where they can have access to the information that makes 
up their job. With modern computer technology and 
communications, we can foresee an era not too far in the 
future when it may be completely unnecessary for people 
to come to one central gathering place. 

With computer terminals and large time-sharing com- 
puters, we might even see a time when people can work in 
their own homes and have access to all the information 
they would ordinarily get in their offices. In fact, we can 
see an era when you don't need paper at all, paper will 
literally disappear. You don't have to write things down on 
a piece of paper and file it in a drawer; you can write it 
with a light pen on a cathode ray tube and the computer 
will store it in a holographic memory. Certainly the 
pocket-sized memory cores of computers now can store 
much more information than the average file cabinet, and 
these cores are going to look very large and clumsy 
compared to the memory cores of future-generation com- 
puters. With picture telephones, which will depend largely 
on very broad-band communications — maybe laser links 
from phone to satellite to another phone — I think we can 
begin to see that we can sit in our homes and attend classes 
or go to work" without ever leaving the house. At most, we 
will go to one suburban central area where a few blocks' 
worth of people will gather and conduct this kind of 
operation. The whole idea of moving hundreds of thou- 
sands of people into a central-city urban area for eight 
hours a day and then moving them out again can just about 
be done away with if this kind of technology progresses the 
way we think it might. 

With computer terminals and large time- 
sharing computers, we might even see a time 
when people can work in their own homes 
and have access to all the information they 
would ordinarily get in their offices. 

So if we put these two things together, the fact that 
people are abandoning the cities and leaving behind the 
poor, the Black, and the other minority groups, and the 
fact that there is a very good reason why we may not need 
cities any more, we may find a situation which is new to 
civilization. In bygone eras great cultures would arise, build 
cities, and then be swept down by barbarians who lived 
outside in the hills or the steppes. The barbarians would 
eventually come in and destroy the cities and the whole 
cycle would begin again. What we may be going through 
now is a situation where we are abandoning our cities; the 
civilized people, the so-called urbane people, are moving 
out into what used to be the countryside, leaving behind 
them a trapped population of ghetto dwellers who will 
some day, more or less by default, become the new 
barbarians — and I don't mean the term barbarians in a 
derogatory sense at all. I mean people who are have-nots 
and who are willing to fight to get what the rest of us have. 



The remedial patchwork that is going on 
in most cities is far too little and may be far 
too late to correct what could become an 
irreversible collapse. 

If that situation comes to pass, there is going to be a 
holocaust of enormous proportions. And it will only 
happen if we really deserve it, because God knows we have 
the brains and the technology and the wealth to correct this 
situation. But unfortunately I don't see any real trends now 
that are at work to correct it. The remedial patchwork that 
is going on in most cities is far too little and may be far too 
late to correct what could become an irreversible collapse. 
Certainly I think a city the size of New York has had it. 
Frankly, so do many many business firms which are leaving 
New York and moving out. 

That's a gloomy aspect of what may be coming up in 
the next few decades. But if we look outside of our cities, 
outside of our own planet, we may find something much 
more exciting and perhaps much more cheerful. 

I think before the end of the century it is almost 
inevitable that we will find strong evidence of life on other 
worlds. As a matter of fact, several investigators have 
already found organic chemicals in the soil returned from 
the moon. This does not mean there are living creatures on 
the moon, or even that there once were living creatures on 
the moon. It simply means that the necessary building 
materials are there, if the conditions were right, for a 
chemical evolution to lead to the formation of life. Our 
Mariner 9 vehicle is getting some clear pictures from Mars 
now that the sandstorm that greeted it has died away. 
There is no strong evidence yet of life on Mars, but there 
are indirect, nagging kinds of questions: Mars has seasons 
much like the Earth, although Mars' seasons are twice as 
long as ours because its year is twice as long. In the Martian 
spring, the polar cap melts (or at least disappears) and some 
of the dark patches on Mars change color — various 
astronomers have called them blue-green or greenish. Some 
evidence has been found for the kinds of light absorption 
that come from green plants, on Earth. This is very tenuous 
evidence and might be completely wrong, but at any rate, 
there are some indirect hints that perhaps what we may be 
seeing on Mars is a form of life. 

But one has to be very careful about this sort of thing, j 
A few years ago, a couple of astronomers using the Mount 
Wilson telescope — a 100-inch telescope near Los Angeles — 
found strong evidence of a heavy concentration of nitric 
oxide in the atmosphere of Mars. When they published their 
findings, they concluded that obviously, because of the I 
dangerous levels of nitric oxide in the atmosphere, Mars I 
would not be a fitting abode for human life. Other I 
astronomers checked their results and found out that the 



There is no strong evidence yet of life on 
Mars, but there are indirect, nagging kinds of 
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Mount Wilson telescope was looking through the atmos- 
phere above Los Angeles and the nitric oxide it saw was 
from the automobile pollution in Los Angeles. So they 
concluded that obviously Los Angeles is not a fitting abode 
for human life. 

But looking even beyond our solar system, for the past 
ten years astronomers have been getting radio signals from 
large clouds of interstellar gas and dust. These radio signals 
are completely natural (they are not intelligent signals) but 
they are the kind of 
radio wavelengths that 
would be emitted natu- 
rally by some rather 
complex molecules — 
hydrocarbon molecules 
principally, also water, 
ammonia, and some 
other ingredients that 
biochemists get excited 
about because these are 
the kinds of things you 
need to make living crea- 
tures. It appears that in 
these large clouds of 
interstellar gas and dust, 
the necessary chemicals 
for life are present quite 
naturally. If you want to 
take the kind of jump 
that maybe only a 
science-fiction writer 
would take, perhaps this 
means that the forma- 
tion of life is as com- 
pletely natural an event 
as the formation of a 
new star. If that is true, 
then the chances for life 
are enormous, not only 
within our solar system 
but in other solar sys- 
tems all over the Milky 
Way galaxy and in other 
galaxies as well. 

This creates some interesting puzzles. Suppose over the 
next one hundred years we get some unequivocal evidence 
of intelligent life, such as a radio message that is clearly 
quite artificial, or perhaps an actual visit. After all, people 
have been seeing flying saucers since Biblical times — maybe 
they really are something from off this planet, although at 
present I don't think anybody has produced any evidence 
at all that shows that saucers are extraplanetary objects. 

The distances between stars are vast. The distance 
between the earth and the sun averages out to about 93 
million miles. If you shrunk down to an inch, the nearest 
star, Alpha Centauri, would be 4 1/3 miles away. The stars 
are millions of times farther away than the distances within 
our own solar system. This means that, living with what we 
know of the laws of physics, it's hard to envision very much 
commerce between the stars. If there is any travel between 
one star and another, they are essentially all going to be 




one-way trips. Distances are so vast that a trip to Alpha 
Centauri would take thousands of years to get there by the 
kinds of rocket systems we know today. Assume that you 
can be frozen cryogenically in a bath of liquid helium and 
then awakened and brought back to life without any 
damage to your body; you could sort of sleep away the 
years in transit between here and Alpha Centauri. You get 
there and have a good time — you arrive on Saturday night 
and go to the local dance — and you come back again. But 

thousands of years have 
</" ^^^ f f passed on Earth. Even 

>X Jf- ' ,t \XZ though you come back 

to your starting point, 
so much time will have 
elapsed that it's a totally 
different world. 

Just who would go 
on suchjourneys? We've 
all read lots of science- 
fiction stories about star 
ships blasting out among 
the stars and the far 
reaches of the Milky 
Way galaxy and even 
beyond. But let's think 
about it in realistic 
terms: Who would actu- 
ally go out on such a star 
mission? I tend to think 
the same kinds of people 
who got pushed out of 
Europe for various polit- 
ical or religious reasons. 
Essentially, you have 
the next centuries' ver- 
sions of the Puritans or 
Pilgrims, the kinds of 
people who founded 
this country. If anyone 
goes at all, it will be the 
people who don't intend 
to come back, the peo- 
ple who want to build a 
new world. 

And if you take a look at the direction this world is going 
in, in the next generation or two (unless we improve things) 
it might be quite attractive to take off and head for the 
stars; it might be the thing to do. Certainly it would be an 
interesting form of protest. 

There are two things in the offing, one quite close and 
the other a little further off, that could seriously change the 
way we live today. The first one is the laser. You've all seen 
motion pictures; I think Goldfinger was the laser movie par 



If anyone goes to the stars, I think it will 
be the people who don't intend to come 
back, the people who want to build a new 
world. 



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excellence, in which James Bond's adversaries use a laser to 
melt down the door to Fort Knox. Although they don't 
look quite the same, lasers of that power now exist. They 
don't go rattling around in trucks, they are too big and 
clumsy, and I think the people at Fort Knox aren't really 
losing too much sleep about it. On the other hand, efforts 
are being made in both industry and the military to see just 
what lasers can do and where they will be useful. Back 
when I was young, we all read Buck Rogers with his 
handy-dandy disintegrator gun. Recently there was a 
cartoon in a magazine called Laser Focus in which a 
white-coated lab technician is holding a pistol-like affair 
and he says: "At last, a hand-held laser weapon!" And from 
the stock of the pistol is a cord that leads to about six vans 
of electronic equipment. That's about the stage of laser 
technology right now. But it won't stay that way. 

The Department of Defense likes to drill 
holes into anything that walks, flies, moves 
— that's their job, that's what they get paid 
to do, and lasers will help them do it better. 



Eleven years ago there were no lasers; five years ago the 
most powerful laser you could produce made a couple of 
watts. Today in the unclassified literature there are papers 
that show lasers of 60 kilowatts of continuous output. 
Sixty thousand watts. That's enough to make Ford Motor 
Company interested in devising a laser system that will weld 
the complete underbody of their Montego automobile in 
thirty seconds. They would do it on an assembly line, just 
zap, zap, zap, eight hours a day. Well, most lasers don't 
work eight minutes without failing in one way or another, 
but they are getting to the point where they will be 
industrially useful. The Bureau of Mines and the Depart- 
ment of Transportation both like to drill tunnels through 
very hard rock, and lasers may be the way that they do it. 
The Department of Defense likes to drill holes into 
anything that walks, flies, moves — that's their job, that's 
what they get paid to do, and lasers will help them do it 
better. 

There's an interesting thing here, you know. We've all 
been under a pall of nuclear threat. We are within thirty 
minutes of complete wipeout. There's no major population 
center in this country that is not targeted. There are 
Russian missiles and there will be Chinese missiles — and 
God knows there may even be Mexican missiles some day — 
ready and aimed at our cities; and of course we have 
missiles with Russian and Chinese names on them. These 
missiles are to date the ultimate weapon. Although an 
enormous amount of research has been done in developing 
counter-systems, anti-missile systems, no one has seriously 
suggested that we could stop a deterlnined Russian missile 
attack. And I think that the Russians know that they could 
not stop a determined attack of ours. The offense has all 
the cards right now, or at least enough to make it a 
one-sided game. 

High-powered lasers are going to be much too expensive 
to use on "soft" targets, targets that could be easily 
handled by other weapons. But these ICBM's are very 



difficult targets, and it may be that high-powered lasers will 
be the kind of weapon that breaks this nuclear deadlock. 
Whether that leads to a better world or a more difficult 
world is hard to predict. Right now the possibility of death 
in thirty minutes has kept the U.S. and Russia carefully 
away from each other. The wars that have been fought 
since the Second World War have all been in the under- 
developed nations, proxy wars. Although we've sent our 
own troops in (because we're the good guys), the Russians 
(who are nefarious and Communist and atheistic) have been 
clever enough to get other people to do their fighting. Now 
if this nuclear deadlock were broken, if either the U.S., 
Russia, China, or any combination of the three had a 
missile defense, it's interesting to speculate on just what 
would happen. If one side found itself fairly safe from 
missile attack and thought the other side did not have such 
a defense, they might be very sorely tempted to pull what 
the Pentagon calls a preemptive war: that is, blow the other 
man out of the water before he can do anything to you. On 
the other hand, if both sides develop this kind of defense 
simultaneously, it negates the whole nuclear holocaust 
business, and maybe we can start living with a little more 
freedom and a little less fear. 

Years ago I wrote a story called "The Next Logical 
Step" in which something like this was posed. The purpose 
of the story was to show that if you have this kind of 
weapon the wisest thing is to make sure the other side gets 
it too. In the story, we hired a spy to send our information 
over to Russia. It's much too dangerous to have one side 
ahead in this kind of a race. 

In a more positive vein, we can envision rockets in 
which the main boosting power for lift-off from the ground 
comes from a very high-powered laser. Envision a rocket 
vehicle which is about 50 percent payload and 50 percent a 
tank of hydrogen. With a laser to heat this propellant we 
can achieve a much higher temperature than we can get 
from combustion, by burning the hydrogen with oxygen. 
The higher temperature will give a higher exit velocity and, 
if things are worked right, more thrust. It might be possible 
to boost very large vehicles into orbit with a laser system 
that sits on the ground. Essentially what we've done is 
taken the first stage of the Saturn rocket, taken the energy 
that that gives to the rest of the rocket, and delivered it in 
the form of a laser beam so that a lot of the very expensive 
and bulky equipment stays on the ground; and the amount 
of vehicle that actually flies can have much, much higher 
payload ratios. 

We have already started as of January 7 what might be 
considered the second generation of serious rocketry. The 
space shuttle is an effort to make a reusable rocket. 
Currently we throw away almost everything. By the time 
we get our men back from the moon, there is very little left 
in the way of the original Saturn vehicle. Just a used-up 
reentry vehicle, the command module; everything else is 



We can envision rockets in which the 
main boosting power for lift-off from the 
ground comes from a very high-powered 
laser. 



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thrown away. The space shuttle will be a rocket that can be 
reused time and time again. Therefore, the cost of putting 
things into orbit will be much cheaper. If this laser 
propulsion scheme ever works, the cost of putting things 
into orbit will become cheaper still, and it may get down to 
the point where it is as cheap as an airplane ride. At that 
point, lots of interesting things can be done in orbit, 
including perhaps putting our breeder reactors into orbit, 
where even if they go haywire, they won't damage the 
environment here. 

A breeder reactor takes a low-grade fissionable material, 
upgrades it, and essentially produces more fissionable 
material than you started with. It's an attempt to get 
around the fact that there is only so much uranium in the 
world and we're going to use it all up unless we learn how 
to do something better. If we really are worried about the 
dangers of breeder reactors, we can put them in orbit, but 
only if it's cheap; and I think the cost of putting things in 
orbit can go down enormously. 

As we improve the efficiency of rockets, 
perhaps with different technologies, the cost 
of doing things in orbit will go down. Whole 
new manufacturing industries might begin in 
orbit. 



In fact, Arthur Clarke made a calculation once that 
showed all it really costs in terms of energy to put a man on 
the moon is only a few dollars. He figured out how many 
kilowatts of energy you need to expend to lift a human 
being from the earth and deposit him gently on the moon, 
and then he figured how many dollars it cost to get that 
energy from the electric company. The problem is that 
electricity is not energy in a usable form. We use some 
rather inefficient rockets to put people into space. As we 
improve the efficiency, as we learn to handle this whole 
problem with different technologies perhaps, the cost of 
doing things in orbit will go down. Whole new manufactur- 
ing industries might begin in orbit. 

Today, for example, in the electronics industry we pay 
an enormous amount of money to produce vacuums. It's 
hard to get a good vacuum here on Earth. If you have 
worked in a research facility where you need a vacuum 
chamber, you find that it's expensive. Just a hundred or so 
miles over our heads is a better vacuum than we've ever 
produced on the surface of this planet. The only problem is 
that it's expensive to go there. Well, the day is coming when 
it won't be so expensive, and perhaps large segments of the 
electronics industry and maybe other industries will be put 
into orbit. Later this year the first Skylab missions will 
begin. This is an attempt to see just what men can do on 
extended orbital missions. Astronauts will be up for two or 
three months at a time. There's a whole range of tasks that 
they are going to tackle, including trying to test some 
manufacturing methods. You know, you can make very 
nice ball-bearings in a zero-G environment out of molten 
metal because it forms perfect little spheres. This is just a 
little trick, but a lot of these ideas may develop into new 



industries, and we may learn how to do a number of things 
in orbit that we couldn't ever dream of doing here on earth. 
Eventually we will see orbital facilities that include 
large hospitals. There are a large number of people here on 
Earth who die because their heart muscle is not strong 
enough to pump blood through their bodies. If that blood 
didn't weigh anything, these people might live. Now we 
have the technical means, or will have by the end of the 



It gets to be in most hospitals that the 
decision on when a person is dead is essen- 
tially when do you turn off the electricity. 
Here technology is posing a problem that 
people have never really had to face before. 



century, to save these people, providing we can get them in 
orbit without overtaxing their hearts. But then that brings 
up an interesting social question: when do you allow 
somebody to die? We are now working on all sorts of 
medical devices — artificial hearts, kidneys, lungs, and what 
have you. In most hospitals the decision on when a person 
is dead is essentially a question of when do you turn off the 
electricity. Here technology is posing a problem that people 
have never really had to face before. And you find a good 
way to get a lawyer and an M.D. arguing is to ask them to 
define death. 

Another part of technology that is going to change the 
world considerably is the advent of nuclear fusion. Part of 
the electricity generated in this country comes from nuclear 
fission plants, in which heavy atoms like uranium are split 
and energy is produced. Nuclear fusion takes light atoms of 
hydrogen, puts them together to form helium, and this 
releases energy. Fusion is the process that causes the sun 
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make a fusion reactor work is reproduce here on Earth the 
conditions in the interior of the sun. Quite a trick! You 
need a plasma — this is a state of matter that is different 
from a gas, it's an electrically conducting gas — you must 
produce a hydrogen plasma at anywhere from 20 million to 
100 million degrees and just hold it together somehow (the 
usual way to do it is with a "magnetic bottle"), hold it 
together long enough so its gives off enough power to make 
the whole thing worth doing. The best physicists in the 
world have been working on this since about 1945. They 
are trembling on the edge of producing a sustained fusion 
reaction in the laboratory. This is one area where scientists 
from all over the world are cooperating. Russian, British, 
Indian, American, and I think eventually Chinese, scientists 
are all working together and sharing their results. It is also 
an area that is curiously underfunded considering the 
importance of the results. The United States today spends 
about $150 million per year on fusion research. This is 
about the cost of a few jet fighters, or the spare parts for 
the Hawk missile per year. I won't even compare it to our 
"bubble gum" expenditures — say cigarettes — there is no 
comparison at all. 

The best physicists in the world have 
been working on this since about 1945. 
They are trembling on the brink of produc- 
ing a sustained fusion reaction in the labora- 
tory. 



If we can produce a fusion reactor, we will be able to 
take its "fuel" from the ocean, a heavy form of hydrogen 
called deuterium, and produce electricity from it. There is 
enough deuterium in the oceans to produce a million times 
more electricity than we use now for the next billion years, 
so that fuel will be relatively cheap and abundant. We will 
be able to revolutionize the way we live. The fusion process 
is rather low on pollution; most of the radioactivity 
produced is contained right within the reactor itself. The 
major waste-product from the fusion reactor is helium, 
which we can use to blow up balloons or cool down 
superconducting magnets, and the power output is going to 
be staggering. We may see a time when power will be cheap 
enough to desalt sea water in California and pipe it inland 
to the Mohave Desert. 

Something else that is important is that we will be able 
to stop digging up coal and drilling oil wells and even 
digging uranium, because the power source will come from 
the sea itself and can be had very easily. More than that, a 
couple of AEC physicists have proposed something called 
the fusion torch, which essentially takes the tremendous 
energy of the fusion plasma and uses it as a garbage-disposal 
unit. But here the garbage could be anything you want. 
You throw in an automobile (it's a little more complicated 
than I'm going to make it here) and you produce a plasma 
of iron atoms, chromium atoms, carbon atoms, what have 
you, which can then be separated out into pure elemental 
forms so you end up with a box of pure iron, a box of pure 
chromium, and whatever else is there. This means thai we 
can recycle things with a vengeance; it means that we may 



With the fusion torch, we may not need 
to do much more mining for resources, 
especially for metals. We can recycle things 
with a vengeance. 



not need to do much more mining for resources, especially 
for metals. Even if it's only half as good as promised, it 
could have a decided effect on the way we handle our 
economy and the way we handle our environment. 

People have talked about fusion as being a source of 
almost limitless power, and I think that can be true. It will 
eventually be very cheap power as well, and I think this is 
going to be the key to changing the way we live. The 
important thing to me is that it will be power with very, 
very little pollution, and this I think will be the really 
important change. We may have reached a point, if we can 
achieve fusion, where we have broken through and can have 
the kind of technology that we want without gutting the 
planet any further. And that would be very worthwhile 
doing. 

Now all of this is very interesting, but perhaps the 
biggest menace that we face is something going on right 
now in our biology and chemistry labs. This is the 
potentiality of something called genetic engineering. Over 
the past twenty years the biochemists and geneticists have 
essentially cracked the genetic code. They know now how 
the reproductive material in your body works, how it 
produces more of you. If you watch television and you read 
the papers, you see advertisements by the National Dairy 
Council on how "There's a new you coming every day," 
how every day the DNA in your body is making more of 
you. You are ingesting all sorts of things (hopefully milk), 
your digestive system breaks these down into amino acids, 
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them together like a different jigsaw puzzle and produces 
more of your own particular kind of protein. 

Now geneticists and biochemists are learning how to do 
this in the laboratory. The hope is that eventually they will 
be able to spot defects in your genes, your reproductive 
chemicals, and correct them. For example, there are some 
birth defects that could be corrected while the unborn child 
is still just a couple of cells big. If this could be done it 
would be a tremendous boon; but consider the conse- 
quences. 

It may be possible to produce a perfect human being: 
physically perfect, mentally as brilliant as you can make 
him. It could also be possible to produce a race of very 
muscular but dim-witted slaves. This is rather far-fetched 
and nobody really knows how to do it today. But the 
possibility is there. The power is there, when we can begin 
to tinker with our own heredity, to produce the kinds of 
people we want in the colors, sizes, and shapes that we 
want. This may be more power than any political system 
that we can think of today has a right to own. 



The power is there, when we can begin 
to tinker with our own heredity, to produce 
the kinds of people we want in the colors, 
sizes, and shapes that we want. This may be 
more power than any political system that 
we can think of today has a right to own. 



If we turn our backs on technology, 
most of the people in the world today would 
die. I don't think there is any road back. The 
question is: Where do we go from here? 



I don't think there is any road back. The question is: 
Where do we go from here? We can find many, many 
potential scenarios for what the future is like in science 
fiction. Many people have called science fiction escape 
literature. Isaac Asimov once said, "Science fiction is escape 
literature. It's escape into reality. It's tomorrow's reality." 
Not all of those stories are going to come true, but some of 
them are pretty close to the truth. If we want to take a 
look at what's coming up, a preview of coming attractions, 
science fiction is a reasonable place to look. 

Finally, I would like to quote something that Prof. 
Frederick Smith in the School of Design at Harvard said 
once. He was mumbling about the dangers of pollution, 
overpopulation, and war, many of the things I've talked 
about here, and someone said: "Well, it really looks like 
man is doomed." And Professor Smith said, "Yes . . . but 
he's doomed to live." None of these things are going to kill 
everybody, and since we are going to live we had better 
learn how to do it the best we can. 



Many of the world's leading biochemists and geneticists 
are already asking themselves and their colleagues and even 
the public: What should we do? Should we continue these 
lines of investigation? How do we handle this power once 
we have it? A very basic question arises here, on how we are 
going to deal with the science and technology that we have 
developed. 

There are many people who look at the world as it is 
today, with the problems of war, pollution, population, and 
everything else, and say that technology may not be to 
blame for all of it but certainly technology and science have 
played a very large role in producing these problems and 
therefore should be turned off. I don't know of any way of 
turning off science and technology without killing most of 
the people alive today. This planet can't support three 
going on four billion people without the kind of technology 
that we now have. We have grown accustomed to a very 
strong technological society. We eat foods that are brought 
from thousands of miles away, we wear clothing that is 
produced in factories rather than farms, we travel and live 
in an energy-rich society. We live longer, eat better, are 
cured of diseases, get old enough to pose problems such as 
should we give a person an artificial heart or let him die. 
These are all new problems because this is the first time 
people are living this long in large numbers, large enough to 
make it count. If we did turn our backs on technology, 
most of the people in the world today would die; they 
would starve or die of disease. 




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INTERSESSION 

1972 

by Ruth Trask 



JANUARY 1972 WAS NOT a usual month at WPI. Prof. 
David P. McKay directed musicians playing his original 
musical score at the Higgins estate. Graduate student 
Robert C. Rittenhouse was the first student member of his 
mountaineering group to reach the summit of Wildcat 
Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 
(Temperature reading: -11 degrees!) And college trustee 
John W. Coghlin of the class of 1919 visited the Brother- 
hood of the Spirit commune. All three men pursued their 
diverse activities while participating in one of the brightest 
facets of the WPI Plan — Intersession 1972. 

By any method of measurement, Intersession (a creative 
approach to learning) was an astounding success. Critics of 
the Plan in general and Intersession in particular might well 
have second thoughts. Their basic thesis was: "You'll never 
be able to get undergraduates to do anything they are not 
specifically required to do. In January you'll see an empty 
campus. Everybody will be in Fort Lauderdale." 

January came and everybody was not in Fort Lauder- 
dale. Over 70 percent of the student body signed up to take 
the purely voluntary three-day-a-week galaxy of courses 
that constituted Intersession. Professors who were worried 
about "no-shows" found themselves pleasantly concerned 
with "more-shows." Prof. Donald N. Zwiep expected 
sixteen students for his "Refresher Course for EIT Exami- 
nations." Forty-two showed up! Prof. Donald Johnson and 
Prof. Arthur Back had to provide extra last-minute trans- 
portation for the overflow of people who appeared to take 
their "Technology and the Community: Old Sturbridge 
Village — A Case Study in Social History." 

Sturbridge 

Enthusiasm was the basic thread that ran through all of 
Intersession. The Sturbridge trip is a case in point. A more 
dismal day weatherwise could scarce!) be imagined for the 
outdoor venture. Fog shrouded the Early American 
community as the WPI contingent slogged through boggily 
"authentic" unpaved streets to the dist;mt farm site. 



Once at their destination the group members attentively 
listened to a sometimes scholarly, sometimes witty, and 
invariably informative dissertation on "Sheep shearing and 
wool scouring prior to 1840." (Would anyone present ever 
forget the mind-flipping fact that only four generations ago 
sheared wool was "washed" in boiling animal urine which 
incredibly forbearing workers agitated in a huge vat, usually 
by hand, but occasionally by foot?) Their enthusiasm 
dampened neither by the pungent barnyard lore nor the 
fine falling rain, the participants made their way to the 
spinning room. 

Following a detailed discussion of hand processes and 
subsequent mechanizations utilized in the early days of the 
American wool industry, the group toured a 140-year-old 
wool-carding mill that was previously located in Maine. All 
were amazed to learn that the wood-rollered carding 
machine had been in active service right up through the 
1950's and was still in workable condition today. 

Sturbridge, with its meticulously restored buildings and 
workable artifacts, was an exciting and memorable intro- 
duction to Intersession. It gave the "Now" generation an 
opportunity to see how things were actually done way back 
"Then." It also helped to create a better understanding of 
how today's industrial society came into being. 



Fiction Into Films 

Students enrolled in Prof. Arthur Kennedy's popular 
course, "Fiction Into Films," were treated to the film 
version of John Steinbeck's powerful novel. East aj Eden, 
The questions posed by the decades-old novel and 
seventeen-year-old movie still seem highly relevant to 
family life situations today. For example should a child be 
made to feel he is unloved or unwanted because he is 
"different" or allegedly "bad"? What about showing 
favoritism to one child at (he expense "I .mother? Can .i 
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These questions made up the warp and woof of the 
Steinbeck novel and did not suffer too much when 
somewhat loosely translated into the stunning film version. 

The film forcibly brought the trials and tribulations of 
the beleaguered Trask family into full focus for the rapt 
audience. At the conclusion of the film nearly everyone, 
from football player to co-ed, walked rapidly and misty- 
eyed toward the exit. 

"Oh," a girl breathed. "James Dean. He was wonder- 
ful." 

Some of the older feminine observers swallowed 
audibly. A half a generation ago, before Dean met his 
untimely death, they had felt exactly the same way. On the 
subject of one of the most appealing of yesterday's heroes 
there appeared to be no generation gap. 



Antennas 

After a directional antenna system has been designed and 
built for a broadcasting station, the FCC requires that its 
performance be proved. This regulation provided an excel- 
lent opportunity for the students in Prof. Donald Howe's 
course, "Design and Testing of M. F. Directional Antenna 
Arrays," to test classroom theory against the natural 
elements and the variable and often unknown factors 
encountered in real life. 

The second day of the course was devoted to determin- 
ing the signal strength of the WORC radiated signal in a due 
north direction. Since the strength of the received signal at 
any point is a function of the characteristics of the terrain 
and the distance, as well as of the actual signal transmitted, 
the group had to make many measurements at distances 
from one-half to twenty miles away. 

Prof. Howe was scheduled to take delivery of a new 
measuring instrument, but it did not arrive in time. Instead, 
the tests were conducted with an old set built in 193 3 by 
Professor Emeritus Hobart Newell, '18, for radio station 
WTAG. 

It was a rather strange caravan: two cars filled with 
students and topographic maps, followed by Prof. Howe's 
Saab decked out with an old-fashioned loop antenna 
pivoted on the outside and the inside crammed so full of 
equipment that there was barely room for a second person 
to take notes. Whenever the lead car found a good place to 
measure — every half mile or so, where the area was free 
from overhead wires — the caravan ground to a halt. Hasty 
conferences were held, punctuated by the emergence of a 
hand from the Saab's window to turn the loop in the 
process of measuring the field strength. 

"It was quite a trip," Prof. Howe recounts. "In our zeal 
to keep right on the line, we went through a pig farm and 
another time almost got mired in an ice covered mud-hole 
on a narrow wooded road. At one point we almost had to 
be bailed out for trespassing on a private road." 

As the group made its last measurement, the failing sun 
allowed some sky-wave flutter to interfere. Exhausted and 
satisfied, the group made a bee-line back to WPI for supper. 

The results were plotted that evening, and they hardly 
resembled a Sommerfeld ground-wave attenuation curve for 
New England "standard" soil. But the students were able to 
support WORC's claim that their antenna was now radiating 




Melodic Structure of Indian Classical Music. 



more efficiently than when it was originally built. And the 
"bump" on the curve provoked a lot of discussion of 
reasons why the theory is inadequate to cover actual 
operation of such antennas. 

The Commune 

A hand-painted sign saying No Drugs, No Liquor, No 
Smoking greeted students taking "Living in a Commune" as 
their bus pulled up before the purple Colonial house. 
Nearby stood a huge natural-wood dormitory roofed with 
rainbow-colored shingles. Between the dormitory and the 
house stretched a muddy parking area scattered with a 
variety of nondescript vehicles in various stages of repair. 
The bus parked and 31 representatives of WPI got out. 
After a circuitous route from Worcester to Warwick, Mass., 
they had finally made it to The Brotherhood of the Spirit 
Commune. 

"Ted," tall and tousled, met the group and led them 
into the dormitory living room where they were seated on 
long wooden benches. A stunning blue and purple tapestry 
adorned the main wall. Open balconies ran along the other 
sides of the two-story room. 

"We built this place," one of the bearded members said. 
"We tore down a barn and used the beams. Even the 
siding." He looked proud, as he had a right to be. The 
building was rustic and, sanitarily speaking, downright 
primitive, but it was sound and quite beautiful with its old 
hand-hewn atmosphere deftly highlighted by splashes of 
modern art. 

"Michael," who appeared to be one of the major 
spokesmen for the commune, explained what The Brother- 
hood of the Spirit was all about. He said that three years 
ago an 18-year-old drop-out had started the community as 
an alternative to American life as we know it today. A 
spiritual philosophy (and belief in reincarnation) was the 
basis on which the commune was built. Anyone in the 
community could believe in whatever "God" he wished as 
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Living in a Commune — photo by Kenneth Johnson, '73. 



belief. If anybody had any gripes 
about how things were going in 
the community, he had to rid 
himself of them in encounter- 
type discussions. There was to be 
no violence of any kind. And no 
competition. 

At first the members tried to 
live exclusively to themselves 
but soon discovered that they 
had to branch out in order to 
survive. Their most successful 
"branch" to date is their rock 
group, Spirit in Flesh, which has 
appeared on national television 
and has cut a number of hit 
records. The band is now com- 
pletely self-supporting. 

Commune members also 
hold part-time jobs in surround- 
ing towns to help bring in extra 
revenue. They grow their own 
vegetables, keep a cow, and did 
have some laying hens. "When 
the hens stopped laying, we had 
to get rid of them," a girl whis- 
pered. She laughed. "Tonight 
we're having chicken soup!" 

Michael, his talk finished, 
told the students they were wel- 
come to go anywhere they 
wished on the premises. They 
were free to go through the 
living quarters, the art studio, 
the jewelry craft room or over to 
the purple house where the 
kitchen and dining facilities were 
located. 

Hospitality was extended to 
the students everywhere they 
went. Ideas flew thick and fast 
between the young wanderers 
who had had to flee from the 
pressure of established society 
and their visitors who were 
trying to make their way within 
it. 

"What about your parents?" 
the members were asked. 

"We keep in touch," some 
replied. 

"How do they feel about 
your being here?" 

"Heart-broken, but better 
than before." 

"Before," it was learned, was 
when they were on drugs. Vir- 
tually every person living in the 
commune had been involved 
with the drug scene and had 
come to Warwick looking for a 
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"I am a high school drop-out," a pretty blonde in the 
jewelry room said. "I lived all over the country before I 
heard of The Brotherhood of the Spirit." She smiled. "I'm 
glad I found it." 

A vivacious black girl wearing a blue bandanna told a 
similar story. "One day I came up from New York City," 
she said. "I just stayed on and never went back." She 
pointed to an orange velvet board covered with striking 
multi-colored jewelry. "That's what they taught me to do 
here," she went on. "I never knew I could do anything like 
that before." 

Up in the artist's loft yet another tale was being told. 
An intense young man with deep-set piercing eyes spoke 
quietly yet joyfully about the success of the band. "Not 
that I care about seeing my puss on some magazine cover," 
he explained. "It's just that I'm glad we're working things 
out right together. Maybe, somehow, our music will help 
spread the message of peace and love." 

His attention turned to his female assistant and the 
Christmas card samples spread out on the work table. 
Somebody had mentioned how uniquely beautiful they 
were. 

"We had to stop making them," he said. "After making 
and selling 5,000 of them we simply couldn't do any 
more." Again the feeling of accomplishment was apparent 
in his voice. 

So, the self-imposed exiles of The Brotherhood of the 
Spirit are making it in their own way. They are now rushing 
toward life and not from it. Their way is not easy. It is 
bitter-sweet at best — devoid of creature comforts and 
primarily unplanned and unpredictable. But there is a spirit 
of true brotherhood in the community. And the com- 



The Creative Imagination in Philosophy and Poetry, with trustee 
H. Ladd Plumley participating. 






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Urban Simulation Gaming. 



munity is made up of young people who are not all that 
different from those we see every day. 

WPI trustee John W. Coghlin had an experience at the 
commune that aptly illustrates the point. Interested and 
affable, he spoke with as many members as he could 
throughout the afternoon and invariably asked, "Do your 
parents approve of your being here?" 

"No," was the usual answer, and Coghlin responded 
with "Just keep in touch with them." 

"And what about you? Is it all right with your folks 
that you're here?" he asked the long-haired youth standing 
next to him. 

"Yes sir," the boy replied with a grin. 

Coghlin, taken aback at this development, asked the 
boy how long he had been at the commune. 

"About twenty minutes. I rode up on the bus with 
you." 

It was time to go. The bus pulled out of the parking lot 
past the hand-painted sign saying No Drugs, No Liquor, No 
Smoking. Just for a fleeting moment it looked as though 
one more taboo had been added in parentheses. It looked 
like it said (No Soap). 

Special Relativity 

At the time he proposed his course in special relativity, 
Prof. Van Bluemel said, "If we get five students we'll hold 
the course; if we only get two we should cancel it." Prof. 
Bluemel's expectations received a severe jolt when Inter- 
session registration was completed: seventy students 
registered, and over fifty remained throughout the course. 

Originally planned as a seminar, Profs. Bluemel and 
Robert Long were forced into more of a lecture pres- 
entation. 

"I was surprised, though, at the amount of really fine 
give-and-take that developed. Some of the students really 
didn't seem to have expected much from us. But they did 
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lecture table and more or less shoot the bull with the kids 
about the subject," Bluemel recounts. "Of course, I think it 
helped that it was a subject in which the students could 
very easily come up with questions that would stump the 
professors!" 

The students were quite interested in the paradoxes of 
relativity theory, such as the increase of mass and what 
happens to clocks when traveling near the speed of light. 
Prof. C. William Shipman commented, "It's too bad we 
can't take relativistic field trips to demonstrate some of 
these phenomena." 




Construction of Harpsichords. 



Career Development 

"I didn't realize that I wave my hands like that when I 
talk," the disgruntled future job-seeker said. "When the 
recruiters get to me I'm going to keep my hands folded on 
the desk. Or in my lap." He looked at his image on the 
closed-circuit TV set with considerable disgust. 

"Your voice sounded good," the fellow sitting next to 
him remarked encouragingly. 

"But you could be a ventriloquist," observed a critic. 
"You hardly moved your lips. I could hear you talking. But 
I couldn't see you." 

The praise and the criticism were all part of Dean 
William Trask's "Career Development" course which was 
designed, in part, to help students see themselves as others 
(especially recruiters) see them. Those taking the course 
had each been subjected to a pseudo-job interview given by 
Prof. Lyle Wimmergren who had purposely spared no 
punches in his probing and sometimes highly personal line 
of questioning. "Have to keep them on their toes," he 
explained. 

The results of the televised individual interviews 
brought a number of truths to light. 

"You answered with too many vague generalities," a 
young man was criticized. "Know your strengths and 
weaknesses. Know what you have to offer a company." 

"And it wouldn't hurt if you read the literature the 
company sent you more thoroughly before going to the 
interview," another added. 



"Did I do anything right?" the boy asked despairingly. 

"Your clothes looked neat, but that hair ..." came the 
reply. 

"My hair?" he groaned. 

"It should be cut. Most recruiters are over forty and 
they don't like long hair. I'm not sure why. They just 
don't." 

The boy shook his head. 

At last the morning of self-evaluation was over and 
everyone filed out into the hallway. The student who had 
been particularly distressed over his TV performance 
looked surprisingly happy. Almost smug. 

"What happened?"- he was asked. "Did you just get a 
good idea on how to handle your real job interview?" 

"Yes," he beamed. "I'm going to graduate school!" 

The Tudor Interlude 

Sixteenth-century playwright John Heywood would have 
been proud. His comic interlude, The Play of the Weather, 
was performed with appropriately irreverent gusto by 
drama students studying "The Tudor Interlude" during 
Intersession. 

Staged in the great baronial hall at the Higgins estate, 
the production retained much of the atmosphere of the 
original setting. Music specially composed and directed by 
Prof. David McKay set the heraldic mood of the piece and 
the dazzling period costumes also added flavor and 
authenticity. 

The Play of the Weather (1533) is a mild satire on 
Henry VIII and spotlights the absurdity and selfishness of 
English society during his reign. It was written to be 
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Students had a relatively free hand in recreating the 
work as there are no surviving stage directions or produc- 
tion notes for the play. Under the direction of Prof. 
Theodore Packard, they experimented with various levels of 
action and integrated into the production such innovations 
as the canopied platform (the acting cart of strolling 
players). They also assisted with the staging, costumes, and 
lighting, the whole project being coordinated by Prof. 
Edmund M. Hayes. 

The end result of all these efforts was a glittering and 
entertaining performance fit for a king. Yes, John Heywood 
surely would have been proud. 

Bachelor Cooking 

Eleven prospective "Galloping Gourmets" developed skill in 
the culinary arts (as well as expanded waistlines!) while 
taking "Bachelor Cooking: Survival to Gourmet." 

Under the creative tutelage of Mrs. Charlene Sokal and 
Dr. Lance E. Schachterle, the eleven students learned the 
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interesting, well-planned meals. The emphasis was placed on 
quality but there was always a generous quantity of food 
available. (Of course it's only a malicious rumor that during 
one session 20 pounds of chicken was purchased, prepared 
and promptly consumed!) 

One of the first on-site lessons took place in a local 
supermarket where students were instructed in the why's 
and wherefore's of shopping for meats and produce. Later, 
in a spice house, they were introduced to the heady world 
of herbs and spices so that they would be better able to 
understand how the taste of a dish is altered by substituting 
or omitting various seasonings. 

To more aptly illustrate differences in taste, a cut of 
beef was prepared in class by four various methods: basic 
beef stew, beef braised in beer, boeuf bourguignonne, and 
beef marinade. The "tasteful" experiment was an un- 
qualified success. There were no leftovers! 

Class members had the opportunity to work with a 
variety of materials and cookware, including cast iron, 
porcelain, stainless, and copper, thereby learning from 
experience which material was best suited for a specific 
mode of cooking. They were also acquainted with catalogs 
for gourmet cookery items and instructed on how to 
interpret recipes and understand cookbook phraseology. 

French cooking and lavish desserts were among the pet 
passions of the up-and-coming chefs. "They were very 
serious and diligent about making French bread, cherries 
jubilee, and a chocolate mousse, the success of which 
greatly surprised them," Mrs. Sokal said. 




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A simple dessert with a gourmet appearance is "Pears in 
Red Wine" which falls into the same general category as 
most of the "Bachelor Cooking" concoctions. It is not 
made from a standard cookbook recipe. 




Pears in Red Wine 

(Also a delicious complement for roasted meat) 

1 No. 2Vi can pear halves 
IVi cups burgundy wine 

or enough to cover 

pears 
V2 cup red currant jelly 

Vt cup sugar 

2 cinnamon sticks 

Drain pears and place in a deep bowl. Heat wine to a simmer. 
Add jelly and sugar stirring over medium heat until jelly melts and 
sugar dissolves. Add cinnamon sticks and pour mixture over pears. 
When cool, cover bowl and refrigerate. The pears should stand a 
minimum of six hours. (Overnight is better.) If a more tart taste is 
desired, omit sugar. Serves four to six. 

Although the enjoying of fancy cookery was usually 
uppermost in their minds, the students didn't forget 
altogether that they were basically scientists. They were 
very inquisitive as to why some recipes worked and some 
didn't. Also they were genuinely interested in learning what 
preservatives are and what effect they have on the taste of 
food and the end result of a recipe. 

Anyway, from all reports, "Bachelor Cooking" was one 
course the participants wouldn't have missed for anything. 
You might say they ate it up. 



Winter Mountaineering Expedition 

"Difficulties made the trip," said Dr. Philip E. Stevenson 
upon his return from the winter mountaineering expedi- 
tion. Neither gale force winds nor sub-zero temperature 
daunted the spirits of the two student groups which he and 
Dr. Robert E. Wagner led into the frigid embrace of New 
Hampshire's White Mountains during Intersession. 

Well prepared through survival procedures discussed and 
practiced in the prerequisite course, "Winter Mountain- 
eering Workshop", the near-novices followed their veteran 
leaders into two different mountain ranges. Dr. Wagner's 
12-man group climbed the Wildcat Range, survived near- 
ninety-mile-per-hour winds, stayed the night, and de- 
scended the next day. 

Dr. Stevenson's 7-man, 2-girl group made a three-day, 
two-night expedition into the Twin and Bond Range. 
Although they stuck to well-marked trails, the juggling of 
50-pound back packs and the maneuvering of unaccus- 
tomed showshoes posed somewhat of a problem in the 
ascent of the 4,000 ft. North Twin. Finally the climbers 
conquered not only North Twin but also South Twin and 
the windswept Mt. Guyot their first day out. That night 
they slept in a National Forest shelter which consisted of 
3 Vi sides, a roof, and a large, open doorway. "Dinner" was a 
back-pack meal cooked on portable gasoline stoves and 
"drinking water" was melted snow. 

The following morning (temperature, —13 degrees; 
winds, 50 m.p.h. in the open; that's .1 wind-chill factor of 
75 degrees below zero!) Dr. Stevenson led a hardy band of 
four, including one girl, to the summits of Mt. Bond, the 
almost inaccessible West Bond, anil Zealand Mountain. The 
rest of the students spent a day of rest and relaxation back 
it the lean-to where the returning climbers joined them for 
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Outfitting for the White Mountains. 



The morning of the third day the high winds finally 
spent themselves and the mercury rose to an inviting 8 
degrees above zero. At 5:15 a.m., without any prodding, 
everyone rose, fixed breakfast, and broke camp. By 7:30 
a.m. they were ready to tackle the downward trail. 

On their way down one of the girls developed a knee 
problem that prevented her from completing the full 
descent by herself. Her companions placed her on a poncho 
and pulled her over the snow to a point where their path 
intersected a snowmobile trail. She felt that the long hike 
ahead was still too much for her, so Dr. Stevenson had the 
crew set up camp for her. While the rest of the crew went 
out for help, one of the other students stayed with her to 
look after her overnight needs. 

In the morning when the Forest Service snowmobiles 
became available, rescue squads worked their way over the 
shallow snow cover toward the pair who had stayed behind 
on the trail. By the time both the snowmobiles and hikers 
reached them they discovered that they had already broken 
camp and were all set to leave for the trip back to 
civilization. 

At last the "rescue" was completed and everybody was 
together again. They loaded their vehicles (including the 
Propane Gasser borrowed from WPI) and headed for 
Worcester. The homeward trip was highlighted by a dinner 
stop at the home of Garrett T. Cavanaugh, '75, in Littleton, 



Mass. (The previous night they had stayed at the home of 
Outward Bound instructor David E. Bull, '74, in Littleton, 
N.H.) There was lots of WPI hospitality along the way. 

And the way for the young adventurers had not always 
been easy. There were cases of frostbite (minor), sore 
muscles, and bone weariness. But there was reward in 
hardship. In their most trying moments they never failed to 
help one another. There was a warmth of spirit kindled on 
those bleak, forbidding mountainsides that no icy wind 
could penetrate. And that spirit cemented friendships and 
made each one of the group do things he never would have 
believed possible only a few short days before. Still sore, 
still tired, they even began to talk about "next time". They 
had conquered adversity and were willing to face up to it 
again. The near-novices were now experienced winter 
mountaineers. 

"Difficulties made the trip," said Dr. Stevenson. He 
should know. He was there. 




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Celestial Navigation 

While the televising of a reenactment of a noon sunsight 
determining the latitude and longitude of Harrington 
Auditorium may have been one of the brightest moments 
for students taking "Celestial Navigation," the assistant 
professor of physics who taught the course received a reward 
of another kind. 

Prof. George Riley, Ph.D. '70, observed, midway through 
the three-day session, "the students (none of whom had 
ever operated a sextant at the beginning of the course) . . . 
advanced to a stage of competence which amazed me. . . It 
was a very gratifying experience to see them work as 
diligently as they did." 



At the conclusion of his first Intersession experience, 
Prof. Riley was moved to write: "I would like to convey 
the enthusiasm exhibited by the students taking this course. 
I have never seen a group of students work as hard in all of 
the fourteen years that I have been teaching. In the final 
survey the students were asked if credit was a determining 
factor in their choice of the course and with one exception 
all said that it was not. Only half of the class took the 
course for credit and it was my observation that everyone 
in the class worked equally hard." 

One student commented that he would need the 
knowledge when he crosses the Atlantic in 1975-76! 

Crisis 

"I would like to say now that I enjoyed this course better 
than any I have ever taken here at Tech or any place else. It 
should definitely try to be incorporated into any foreign 
policy course that is taught to lend a real insight into 
inter-nation actions and the under-the-counter operations 
also. As an Intersession course I would like to see it offered 
all three weeks. It is the type of course advertised in the 
catalog to all the unsuspecting incoming students hearing 
about the Plan, but the only one I've seen yet that fulfilled 
that idea." 

This frank appraisal given by a thoughtful participant 
sums up the opinion of almost every student who played 
the Inter-Nation Simulation Game in Dr. John F. Zeugner's 
stimulating course, "Crisis." 

The game involved the creation of five countries, each 
with five student officers of state. Each country occupied a 
separate room on the top floor of Salisbury where a series 
of ninety-minute simulations were held. The simulations 
corresponded to one year of diplomatic maneuvering in the 
"real" world. The maneuvering was restricted by each 
nation's Main Decision Form which served as a statement of 
its national posture at the beginning and end of each 




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simulation period. Utilizing thirteen equations, student 
leaders were able to trade and ally with or make war upon 
one another. 

At first the game was quite complicated, and the initial 
simulation, even though war for the time being had been 
ruled out, was rather chaotic. However, as the students and 
the director got their bearings, the possibilities of the game 
opened up and enthusiasm ran high. 

In addition to the five countries a world newspaper 
"The Daily Planet" was established. The paper became the 
natural method of communication conveying both fact and 
fiction among the nations. 

The game required certain clarifying rules, even though 
the instruction pamphlet ran forty pages long. Also, a 
number of students proposed the following changes: 

1. Increasing the cost of production or purchase of 
nuclear weapons. 

2. Integrating guerrilla warfare into the game. 

3. Allowing the Domestic Opposition Leader of a 
country the option of developing guerrilla revolt. 

Perhaps the game's most interesting aspect is that it 
drags to an uncoverable surface the nature of much 
international negotiation. As one student put it: "I think 
that as a whole the participants' interest in foreign policy 
was stimulated, but stimulating young minds by showing 
them a way to participate in international fraud, deceit, and 
murder is promoting a value system which is contrary to 
the survival of man and the Earth." 





The work of J. R. Ft. Tolkien. 



Building and Maintaining a Home 
The mysteries of do-it-yourself carpentry, plumbing, and 
wiring were unveiled in this immediately oversubscribed 
course. Under the capable supervision of Dr. Raymond R. 
Hagglund, '56, Dr. James S. Demetry, '58, and Jeffrey A. 
Petry, '72, students were allowed to build wall sections 
(including door frames and windows) and install plumbing, 
wiring, and insulation in the house frames they had built. 

Some of the 30 young people participating learned a 
few lessons from the school of hard knocks. Nothing 
serious. Just one banged thumb, one sliver, and one slightly 
burned index finger. Perhaps, for them, experience was the 
best teacher! 

Nuclear Activation Analysis 

By irradiating a sample in a nuclear reactor or accelerator, it 
is then possible to measure the energy of gamma rays given 
off by the newly radioactive substance and identify 
constituent chemical elements. Under the coordination of 
Prof. Ben VVooten, six students used the technique for 
individual projects. 

One student, testing American gold coins, discovered 
that the metallurgy changed at the U.S. Mint between 185 3 
and 1926. Another, testing the Worcester tap water, 
reduced four gallons down to 50 cc and irradiated the 
sample for an hour. It became radioactive enough to send 
the survey meter off-scale, indicating the presence of 
significant amounts of material that wasn't hydrogen, 
carbon, or oxygen. So far the student has identified sodium 
and chlorine (surprise!), and tentatively also bromine, 
manganese, and zinc. Because of the progress he made 
during the three day period, he is continuing with the 
project. 

Biomedical Instrumentation with 

Computer Applications 

Prof. Robert Peura, '64, had ten of twenty-seven students 

signed up for credit for his course which would illustrate basic 



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instrumentation techniques and principles and demonstrate 
their application to practical problems in biology and 
medicine. However, when Prof. Peura explained what 
would be necessary for credit (an instrumentation project, 
or a review of five papers dealing with the subject), all ten 
students promptly changed their minds and dropped the 
credit option! 

WPI Archives and Historical Equipment 

One of the most notable things to emerge from History 
Prof. Michael Sokal's group were the freshman, sophomore, 
and junior laboratory reports of Robert H. Goddard. 
Although these do not represent original research, these 
manuscripts do have significant antiquarian value, having 
been written in Goddard's hand. They were given to WPI 
some time ago by Mrs. Goddard, but in the process of 
moving the library from Alden Memorial Hall to the George 
C. Gordon Library the reports disappeared from view. 

Much of the course's effort was devoted to examining 
some of the older equipment and instruments of the 
physics department. Prof. Sokal commented that "the 
students found the course very interesting. I had originally 
planned to concentrate on the Archives, but the students 
were more interested in the instruments than in documenta- 
tion. All in all, I think that they were given a pretty good 
feel for historical and archival work." 

Skiing for Beginners 

Fearless publications editor Russell Kay didn't have a thing 
to worry about his premiere day on the slopes. At 10 a.m. 
he buckled on the three-foot training skis (you know, the 
kind that are safe enough for kids) and prepared to attack 
Mt. Wachusett. But Alt. Wachusett fought back. 

At 1 1 a.m. Russ's feet kept going while the rest of him 
didn't. Result? Tendonitis and a shoulder that didn't want 
to move. 



"You're a first," the instructor informed him. "Nobody 
has ever been injured up here on three-foot skis before." 

Wounded, Russ removed his "kid-safe" skis, shrugged 
his shoulder (the unstrained one) and walked away. Mt. 
Wachusett had been victorious this day. "But I'll get back 
at you," he glowered at the hulking mass. 

Mother Nature, however, stepped in to prevent such a 
reencounter. There has only been one serious snowstorm 
since the fearless editor's downfall and at that time he was 
too busy editing this issue to ski. Some people have all the 
luck. . . 




*" r - 

Oceanographic Research Cruise, aboard the R. V. Knorr in 
Caribbean waters. 



Something Ventured 

Gratifying experiences with Intersession were echoed again 
and again among professors who taught other courses, and 
especially among the students, many of whom remarked, "I 
never got so much out of a course in my life", or "For the first 
time I felt I really knew my professor." 

The seers who designed Intersession to be an integral 
part of the WPI Plan and the Intersession Committee itself 
have seen the first test of their "gamble" pay off 
handsomely. They worked long and hard for its success. 

Courses offered at Intersession were culled by the 
Committee from some 600 ideas suggested by students, 
faculty, and alumni. A number of courses were consoli- 
dated into one from two, three, four or more suggestions. 
Some courses were seen as nonviable or too expensive by 
the Committee. The culling continued until the goal of 150 
courses was reached. Every course was given by a faculty 
member who suggested participation in the course himself. 



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Eliminating and consolidating suggested courses took all 
last year. The actual scheduling was done over the summer 
with the usual last-minute rush ensuing. 

The final list of courses offered was wide and varied. 
Students with musical interests could enjoy everything 
from the fabricated strains of electronic music to the 
stirring renditions of the prestigious St. Louis Quartet. 
Geology enthusiasts with a yen for travel had it made. They 
were offered a geology field trip to Puerto Rico. An 
impressive battery of engineering and scientific courses was 
available, i.e., "Minicomputers," "Photoelasticity," "Cam 
Design," and dozens more. 

Students had the option to take courses for credit or 
not. Although quite a few did take the credit option, a 
good many didn't. Some said that they enjoyed learning so 
much without pressure that they decided to opt for 
non-credit. 

Some courses were so popular that a lottery system had 
to be devised to determine who was enrolled. "Building and 
Maintaining a Home," "BASIC Programming," "Drawing 
from the Nude," and "Child Development" were sell-outs 
immediately. Others with open enrollment attracted very 
large numbers. "Financing and Managing a Small Business" 
led the list with 193 enrolled, while "You and Your 
Money" drew 110 and "Observational Astronomy" 
followed closely with 106 in attendance. 

All in all, 1400 undergraduates, 75 graduate students 



and 172 non-WPI students took Intersession courses. This 
latter number included about 60 Alumni and 20 Con- 
sortium students. 

Something Gained 

Dean William Grogan had this to say about Intersession: 
"Intersession '72 demonstrated beyond anything that has 
ever preceded it that WPI is a college with untapped 
potential and interests. Out of Intersession came new 
intellectual associations between faculty and students, 
faculty and other faculty, and within the student body. The 
fact was established that when properly challenged and 
motivated the WPI student will eagerly respond without 
compulsion. 

"Our faculty, with over 95 percent participation, came 
through with imagination and professional zeal to establish 
the most exciting learning atmosphere I have ever seen at 
WPI. 

"I only wish more alumni had been able to join us 
during this period. We shall work harder next year to make 
more widely known the opportunities for alumni during 
Intersession." 

The course books are closed. The field trips have 
stopped. The speakers have left. Intersession 1972 has come 
and gone. But the enthusiasm and intellectual excitement 
that it engendered still remain. Neither January nor any 
other month at WPI will ever be the same again. 




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After the Fact 

an evaluation by 

Dean of Undergraduate Prograi 

William R. Grogan 



IT'S VERY HARD to compare Intersession with past 
programs and experiences, because there's never been 
anything at all like it here. Two major things emerged. One 
was the feeling of accomplishment by many of the faculty 
and students in a new program and the excitement of 
participating in a totally different educational environment. 
The other was the relationship between faculty and 
students. 

I have been on the faculty almost twenty-five years, and 
1 have never seen such real communication, such cordiality 
between students and faculty. I think the faculty during 
these Intersession weeks tended to look on the students 
very much as individuals. And the students got to know 
faculty members as people with real and exciting interests, 
not just as teaching machines that lecture at them. We also 
had combinations of faculty working together, getting to 
know each other on a daily basis, which just doesn't happen 
otherwise. 

I think that Intersession established in the minds of our 
students — better than any lecture, any paper, any formal 
presentation could have done — that one of our educational 
objectives is to help develop in our students a breadth of 
personality and life interests. This isn't normally possible; 
we tend to cast the faculty member in the role of 
professional specialist, and I think we sometimes leave 
students with the impression that that's all that the faculty 
do. Students naturally build models for themselves and 
their behavior and expectations from individual faculty 
members, more or less subconsciously, and I think that 
sometimes they tend to limit their horizons unnecessarily. 
What Intersession did better than anything we've ever done 
before is to show the extremely wide range of interests that 
the faculty possess. We had electrical engineering professor 
Harit Majmudar teaching Indian music; physics professor 
Thomas Keil showing how to build a harpsichord from a 
kit; and chemistry professor Herbert Beall introducing a 
group of students to the art of playing the recorder (the 
flute, not the tape machine!). In the long run, this will have 
a profound effect on many students. 

(One of the very fine things we found was that merely by 
offering a particular Intersession course we created a new 
social or interest group. For example, we now have a 
full-fledged outing club at WPI, and this happened just 
because Profs. Philip Stevenson and Bob Wagner are 
interested in hiking and climbing and offered to share that 
interest by means of the Winter Mountaineering course. 
Similarly, the recorder group that met for Intersession has 
decided to continue as an organized activity.) 



Many faculty members became involved in Intersession 
because it gave them the chance to do something they 
wanted to do, in many cases something they had wanted to 
do for a long time. We had more than 300 people from 
off-campus participating in Intersession, as students and 
guest faculty, and the infusion of new ideas and thinking 
had a very stimulating effect on everyone. Intersession was, 
I think, one of the best things we have ever done in terms 
of really bringing together community members and out- 
siders in an interesting, educational and social atmosphere. 
The results are quite intangible and difficult to measure. 
The learning that took place was very concrete in many 
instances, but in others it was quite different. Only time 
will tell the long-term benefits of this period. 

Reaction to Intersession has been incredibly enthusi- 
astic. The only really negative comments I've heard are 
from faculty and students who didn't much participate in 
the program. In answer to a general questionnaire, over 97 
percent of students want Intersession repeated; and some 
98 percent recommended that the particular course they 
took be rerun. Ninety-two percent felt that their time was 
well-spent. The breakdown of courses was rather inter- 
esting; only one-third took courses related to their major, 
and another one-eighth related to their minor. The great 
bulk of students — 54 percent — took courses merely 
because they were interested in the subject. Surprisingly, 
the availability of credit was a factor in the choice of 
courses for only one out of four students. 

We have learned a lot from Intersession this year. We 
have learned that it should be done with a team-teaching 
approach. If only one or two people taught an Intersession 
course, they found it an extremely exhausting experience. 
For many students and faculty the evening sessions were 
too much. If the afternoon was used for field trips or study 
or some form of hands-on experience, then the evening 
sessions worked well. If there were all-day-long lectures, 
though, evenings were quite difficult. We learned a lot about 
how to handle an all-day program. 

I think, too, that we should involve more students, 
particularly upperclassmen, as instructors. 

All in all, though, Intersession was a great success I 
think that it has demonstrated quite significantly that at 
WPI we can really communicate and live the excitement of 
learning. That's a lot of what the WPI Plan is all about. 
And, when you come down to the very basics, that's what 
education is. It's not learning facts or procedures. It's I 
learning how to learn - and enjoy it. 



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INTERSESSION 

AN ALUMNUS' VIEW 



WPI's first Intersession certainly was tremendously success- 
ful, a fine testament to careful and thorough planning and 
execution. But from an alumnus' viewpoint, we can infer a 
great deal more. 

We hear much of the need for innovative challenges for 
youthful minds, for evolutionary educational techniques 
geared to evolutionary technology. But some of us may 
sometimes harbor doubts. We may speculate that perhaps 
we encourage too much challenge, too much evolution. 
Intersession, therefore, may have provided us with another 
measure of educational change. 

Three out of every four students enrolled at WPI signed 
up for one or more Intersession courses. Students thereby 
committed themselves to spending one, two, or three weeks 
voluntarily attending classes — generally not for credit. And 
in so doing they sacrificed part of their between-semesters 
vacation. The personal commitments by some 1500 stu- 
dents clearly attest to their enthusiasm for the program. 

Some of us may have questioned the need for so many 
courses to be offered. Yet enrollment was so high that one 
hundred forty-six courses were presented. And many 
students were frustrated when course after course was 
booked to capacity. The course on building and repairing 
the home, for example, with an enrollment limit of 30 



students, had 300 applicants. Student response again 
provides strong testimony to Intersession's value. 

From the vantage of a month's meditation on Inter- 
session's success, it is easy for us to applaud our college's 
faculty and administration for their perception and under- 
standing. It may have been more difficult for us to have 
done so a month before Intersession. 

What then can we, as concerned alumni, conclude from 
Intersession? First, we can recognize the excellence of our 
college's educational programs. Second, we can be thankful 
that those who guide the Institute's future are developing 
innovative changes and evolutionary educational techniques 
that evoke such dramatic response from the student body. 
And finally, we look to the future. 

A college that evolved the WPI Plan, a college that 
developed Intersession, a college that in May will inaugurate 
an annual seminar program for in-depth analysis of contem- 
porary issues is a college with firm prospects for continuing 
educational excellence. 

We can all take pleasure in being a part of the heritage 
of such a college and, through our Alumni Association, in 
being contributors as well as beneficiaries of the future. 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., President 
WPI Alumni Association 





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"It's inspiring. He came back for his fiftieth reunion 
and simply decided to stay. " 

Drawing by Stevenson; © 1971 The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. 



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BASKETBALL 

Coach Herrion's hoopsters experienced 
a hard time the first half of this year's 
season. The WPI basketball team 
found the early going plagued by the 
lack of team cohesiveness and pa- 
tience, a trait lost through graduation 
of last year's seniors. The Engineers 
managed to come through the season 
in fair shape, however, finishing with 8 
wins and 10 losses. 

Leading scorer was 6 3 captain 
John O'Brien, with an average, of 22 
points per game. He scored 30 points 
against Tufts on January 17, but the 
team could not pull out a victory, the 
final being 95-8 3. A week later, John 
scored 34 points against Amherst, 
which was decisive in the 79-7 3 WPI 
victory. For that performance, O'Brien 
earned a spot on the ECAC All-Star 
Squad of the week. 

Another important player was cen- 
ter Jim Henderson, leading the team 
with an average of 14 rebounds a 
game. He sprained his ankle early in 
the season, against Wesleyan, but re- 
turned to peak performance to spark 
the Engineers. 

The worst game of the season was 
against Assumption. A rout was ex- 
pected, although by halftime WPI was 
only 9 points behind, thanks to poor 
shooting by the opposition. The smell 
of possible victory didn't last long, 
however, for Assumption rallied and 
finished with a 50 — count 'em — 50 
point lead over the hapless Engineers, 
122-72. 

Down but not out, the WPI hoop- 
men came back to finish the season 
with a pair of wins against Clark and 
Brandeis. 

WRESTLING 

The WPI wrestling team is not ex- 
periencing one of its better years. So 
far, the grapplers have a 2-5 record 
with wins over Hartford and Tufts. 
First vear coach Dick Heikkincn has 



had to work with a young and inex- 
perienced squad who have come up 
with some fine individual perform- 
ances. Vin Colonero and John Wyman 
have to be given a lot of credit for 
their efforts this year. Vin has been 
wrestling heavyweight and John 118 
for Tech this year without any pre- 
vious varsity experience and giving a 
fine account for themselves. Along 
with Vin and John, Larry Martiniano 
has been the individual leader of the 
matmen with 5 pins and 5 victories in 
7 decisions. 



SWIMMING 

Tech's swimmers have still not 
launched themselves into the heart of 
their season. Having competed in only 
four meets, they possess a .500 mark 
at the present. The team was surprised 
by Babson after defeating Holy Cross 
in its first encounter. After losing to 
perennially strong Coast Guard, the 
mermen beat Keene State. 

The team, as a whole, is proving to 
be a potentially fine unit as proved by 
its recent first place in the 800-yard 
Breast Stroke Relay at the Coast 
Guard Relays. Coach Peterson looks to 
the rest of the season with guarded 
optimism in hopes of producing a 
winning slate. 



BASEBALL 

It appears that Coach Charlie McNulty 
and his 1972 edition of WPI's baseball 
team will have a difficult time equaling 
last season's 1 1-win 3-loss record. 

One of the most important reasons 
for this pessimistic attitude is the loss 
of hurler Bill Bcloff (7-0) through 
graduation. Returning moundsmen are 
co-captain James Kcefe, Daniel Eide 
and newcomer from the frosh nine, 
James Fountain. These three men will 
form the nucleus of the pitching corps. 



With the return of co-captain Steve 
Buba at first base and catcher William 
Cormier along with dependable short- 
stop James Buell, the infield is ex- 
pected to equal or surpass last year's 
inner defense. 

There are two big holes in the 
outfield due to the departure of 
Robert Johnson (co-captain) and 
College Division All Star centerfielder 
Dave Sund. Wayne Pitts, who took 
over the rightfield job during the 
season, is the only seasoned outfielder 
returning. 

The schedule remains about the 
same. The only thing left is coopera- 
tion from the weather man. 



TRACK AND FIELD 

Starting his 18th year as track coach, 
Merl Norcross believes his 1972 edi- 
tion will be relatively strong and com- 
petitive. 

Balance, lacking in 1971, will be a 
key to the track team's success. Depth 
will improve in every event especially 
the jumps which were weak last year. 

A number of top-notch performers 
will return, including Mark Dupius, 
school record holder in the shot and 
discus, and James Weber, record 
holder in the intermediates. The 440 
yd. relay team is still intact with Tom 
Fieldsend, James Weber, Richard Zepp 
and Tom Beckman. 

Upperclassmen being counted on 
in their specific events are Andy 
Murch (mile), Tom Beckman 
(100-220), Greg Dunn (high jump) and 
Robert Urban (pole vault). 

Freshmen will be counted on 
heavily in many events especially the 
jumps and hurdles. Some frosh who 
show promise are: Dave Fowler 
(T.M.), Jeff Wnek (mile), Chris Keenan 
(880), Kurt Lutgens (440), Dan 
Grover (high hurdles and long jump). 

Some opponents seem unbeatable, 
but the team should be tough to beat. 



TENNIS 

Captain elect Andy White, '73, is the 
only returnee from last year's squad. 
From last year's JV team, Gene 
li.inkc and Tom Burns should be 
leading candidates for a place on the 
team, Inn the freshman class will have- 
to produce some "hidden talent" if 
the team is to lie successful this vear. 



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COMPLETED CAREERS 



NORRIS D. PEASE, '13 

Norris D. Pease passed away on De- 
cember 22, 1971, at the Nyack (New 
York) Hospital. 

Mr. Pease was born in Plainville, Conn., 

Ion August 10, 1890. He attended 
Southington High School and entered 

I WPI in 1909. In 1913 he received his 

i degree in civil engineering. 

After working briefly for the Connect- 

,j icut Highway Department and on the first 
subway tunnel under the East River in New 
York City, he joined the Long Lines De- 
partment of the American Telephone & 
Telegraph Company, serving the company 
for forty years in Philadelphia, Cleveland, 
Columbus and New York. At retirement 
in 1 955 he held the post of Division Traffic 
Engineer in New York. 

Shortly after retirement, Mr. Pease 
participated in the International Geo- 
physical Year as communications con- 
sultant with the Astrophysical Laboratory 
of the Smithsonian Institution in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. He then spent over five 
years with the Traffic Department of the 
Alaska Communications System in Seattle 
and traveled extensively in Alaska. Later 
he did consulting work with I.T.&T., Com- 
munications Services, Inc. and Universal 
Telephone, Inc. in New Jersey, Virginia, 
and Seattle. 

Always a strong supporter of WPI, Mr. 
Pease was also active in the Alumni Asso- 
ciation and was president of the Philadel- 
phia Chapter and a Council representative 
in 1926-27. While in college he was a 
member of Alpha Tau Omega and Skull. 

He was a senior member of the Institute 
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and 
belonged to the Armed Forces Communica- 
tions Association. He was a senior master 
in the American Contract Bridge League. 
During World War I he served as a Sergeant 
with the Corps of Engineers with the A. E. F. 
in France. 

He is survived by a son, FRANK W. 
PEASE, '50, of Woodcliff Lake, New 
Jersey. 



RODERICK C. HALL, '14 

Roderick C. Hall, 78, an industrial 
chemical salesman for the former Brewer 
Chemical Co. for 25 years, died January 4, 
1972 in Holden, Massachusetts. 

He was born in Worcester, graduated 
from South High School and attended 
WPI. An army veteran of World War I, he 
was later with the Standard Oil Co. in 
China. At one time he was associated 
with Chemical Sales and Service Co., Inc. 
A resident of West Boylston, Mass., he 
was a member of the American Legion, 
Greendale Retired Men's Club, treasurer of 
the National Gardening Club and a mem- 
ber of the Worcester County Bee Associa- 
tion. He also belonged to Hope Congre- 
gational Church. 

Among his survivors are his widow: 
Mrs. Marion Jensen Hall; two sons, Rod- 
erick C. Hall, Jr. of Mansfield Center, 
Conn., and Richard J.Hall of Grosse Pointe, 
Mich.; a daughter, Anne, widow of Dr. 
Wilson F. Powell of Guilford, Conn.; a 
brother, the Rev. Winthrop G. Hall of 
Worcester; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie 
Stauffer of Hightstown, N.J.; and Mrs. 
Elizabeth Heinsohn of Wichita, Kan.; nine 
grandchildren and one great-grandson. 

LESTER H. ELKINS, '16 

Lester H. Elkins died on September 19, 
1971 inTakomaPark, Md. 

Born December 5, 1894 in Westbrook, 
Maine, he was educated in Westbrook 
schools. He graduated from WPI in 1916 
with a degree in electrical engineering. 

Before retiring in 1965 he was an en- 
gineer in electrical design at the Ports- 
mouth (N.H.) Naval Shipyard where he 
was employed for fifteen years. 

Among his survivors are his widow, 
Mrs. Lester H. Elkins. 

RAYMOND M. HICKS, '17 

A retired patent counsel for the Naval 
Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, Md., 
Raymond M. Hicksdied November 17,1971 
in Silver Spring, Md., at the age of 78. 



Born in East Haddam, Connecticut on 
June 10, 1893, he studied at Suffield 
(Conn.) Academy, WPI and later earned a 
degree in Patent Law from New York 
University. 

Mr. Hicks, a member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa, was president of the D.C. Chapter 
of the Society of American Magicians, 
International Brotherhood of Magicians. 

He is survived by his wife, the former 
Catherine Bailey; a son, David, of Cranford, 
N.J.; and two grandchildren. 

LEVI E. WHEELER, '17 

Levi E. Wheeler of Shrewsbury, Mas- 
sachusetts, passed away in December of 
1971. He was 77 years old. 

He was born in Bolton, Mass., on 
January 28, 1894, attended Clinton 
(Mass.) High School, and graduated from 
WPI in 1917 as a mechanical engineer. 
For a number of years he was with The 
Heald Machine Co., Worcester, Mass. He 
retired in 1961. 

A member of Tau Beta Pi, he also was a 
Mason, belonging to the Blue Lodge 
Chapter, Council and Commandery. 

RICHARD M. SEAGRAVE, '21 

Richard M. Seagrave died of a heart 
attack on January 11, 1970 in Mesa, 
Arizona. He was 71. 

Born in Pittsfield, Mass., on April 21, 
1898 he attended high school in Dalton, 
Mass., and later studied at WPI. 

Retiring in 1961, he was with the 
Pittsfield branch of the General Electric 
Company for nearly 40 years. He was a 
member of Phi Sigma Kappa. 

CARL R. CRON, '23 

Carl R. Cron, who was with the Morgan 
Construction Co., Worcester, Mass., for 
over 45 years, died on January 10, 1972 
at the age of 70 years. 

A Worcester native, he attended 
Classical High School and WPI. During 
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he worked as an electrician and mainte- 
nance superintendent. 

He was a member of Morning Star 
A.F.M. Lodge in Worcester. 

LLOYD E. MAGOON. '28 

Lloyd E. Magoon, 66, passed away 
December 12, 1971, in Manchester, Con- 
necticut. 

A native of Worcester, Mass., he was 
educated at South High School and 
graduated with a degree in electrical en- 
gineering from WPI in 1928. Before he 
retired two years ago, he had been em- 
ployed for twenty years as a supervisor in 
the assembly division of Pratt and Whitney, 
Division of United Aircraft Corp., East 
Hartford, Conn. 

His survivors include his widow, Mrs. 
Eva Bean Magoon and a daughter, Miss 
Helen Magoon, both of Manchester, Conn. 

FRANK W. LEE, '39 

Frank W. Lee of North Andover, Mass., 
passed away in May of 1 971 . 

He was born on April 30, 1916 in 
Lawrence, Mass., where he attended high 
school. Later he enrolled at WPI. 

During his lifetime he was a control 
engineer for Station WLAW, Lawrence; 
manager of the Lawrence Plate Glass Co.; 
and was associated with the Eastern Garage 
Door, also a Lawrence firm. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. 
Pauline Howe Lee, and two children. 



FRANK A. CROSBY, JR., '40 

Frank A. Crosby, Jr., who was closely 
associated with the introduction and pro- 
duction of the jet engine, died December 
17, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut. He 
was 52 years old. 

He was born in Springfield, Massa- 
chusetts, on October 12, 1918 and gradu- 
ated from WPI with a degree in mechanical 
engineering in 1940. After graduation 
he taught mechanical engineering at WPI 
for a year and then began his lifetime 
career as a project engineer for Pratt and 
Whitney Aircraft, Division of the United 
Aircraft Corp., East Hartford, Conn. 

Mr. Crosby, who lived in South Glas- 
tonbury, Conn., was a member of Tau Beta 
Phi and Alpha Tau Omega. 

Among his survivors are his widow, 
Mrs. Constance McKerrow Crosby; his 
mother, Mrs. Marion L. Crosby of Spring- 
field, Mass.; two daughters, Miss Carolyn 
M. Crosby and Miss Pamela E. Crosby, 
South Glastonbury, Conn.; a brother, 
Robert, of Stamford, Conn.; and a sister, 
Mrs. Ernest A. Phillips, Jr., of Winchester, 
Mass. 

LEONARD T. JANOWSKI, '52 

Leonard T. Janowski died on August 
23, 1971 in Clinton, Massachusetts. 

Mr. Janowski was born February 29, 
1924 at Shrewsbury, Mass. and attended 
Auburn High School. In 1 952 he received 
a degree in electrical engineering from 
WPI. 

Following graduation he accepted an 
engineering position with The Heald Ma- 
chine Co. in Worcester. Later he joined 
the General Electric Company (Small 
Steam Turbine Department) in Fitchburg, 
Mass., where in 1967 he was appointed 
manager of quality control of the Mechan- 
ical Drive Department. 

Mr. Janowski was a registered pro- 
fessional engineer and a member of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon and Eta Kappa Nu. He was 
also on the Town of Lancaster (Mass.) 
Industrial Development Commission. 



J. PARK GILBERT, '55 

J. Park Gilbert, 38, general insurance 
agent with Gilbert and Weston Inc., Clare- 
mont, N.H., died January 15, 1972 in 
Hanover, N.H., after a brief illness. 

He was vice president of Gilbert Realty 
Co. and corporation secretary of Gilbert 
and Weston, Inc. He was also a member 
of the N.H. Association of Independent 
Insurance Agents and of the National 
Association. A Claremont native (born 
December 22, 1 933), he was a past trustee 
of the First Congregational Church of 
Claremont, and the director of the Clare- 
mont Chamber of Commerce. 

Following graduation from Stevens 
High School, Mr. Gilbert enrolled at WPI 
and graduated in 1955 as an electrical en- 
gineer. For a time he was associated with 
the Factory Insurance Association and 
Creth & Sullivan Inc. of Philadelphia. 
Later he worked for Mackintosh Inc., 
Claremont. 

He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, 
the Masons, and BPOE. As a graduate of 
the American Institute for Property and 
Liability Underwriters, Inc., he received 
the designation of charter property casualty 
underwriter. He served with the U.S. 
Army from 1956 to 1958. 

Among his survivors are his wife, Mrs. 
Frances H. Gilbert of Claremont; a son, 
Jeffrey K. and daughter Sandi L, both of 
Claremont; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. 
Kearns Gilbert; and a sister, Mrs. Leonard 
Rivenbury of Powell, Ohio. 



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YOUR CLASS AND OTHERS 




1906 

L. NORMAN REEVE will be spending 
the summer months in Falmouth, Mass. 

1907 

JAM ES B. LOWELL, now retired as the 
owner of J. B. Lowell, Co., Builders, is 
living in Worcester, Mass. He is a member 
of the American Society of Civil Engineers 
and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. 

1909 

ROGER B. HUBBELL currently resides 
in Rockville, Md. He is a former resident 
of Medway, Mass. 

1915 

Now retired as a self-employed con- 
sultant, JOHN W. GLEASON makes his 
home in Leesburg, Florida. 

1916 

Clearwater, Fla., is the current address 
of HUBERT H. FRARY . . . JOSEPH E. 
MURPHY calls Warwick, R.I. , home. 

1918 

Married: BENJAMIN LUTHER to 
Cressie R. Merriam on June 24, 1971. 

Formerly with the Worthington Corp. 
of Harrison, N.J., CHARLES L. WADDELL, 
now retired, lives in Fort Lauderdale, 
Florida. 

1920 

Also retired and living in Florida is 
HERBERT H.UPTON of Lake Wales. 



1921 

EARL B. PICKERING has moved from 
New Ipswich, N.H.,to Palm Beach, Fla. 

1925 

DANIEL L. HUSSEY was recently in- 
stalled as president of the Old Guard in 
Short Hills, N.J. Mr. Hussey, whose busi- 
ness career totaled 40 years of service with 
various divisions of the Standard Oil Com- 
pany throughout the world, is presently a 
member of the Cultural and Heritage Com- 
mittee, a workerfor New Eyesforthe Needy 
and the Red Cross. He is past-chairman 
of the Delaware-New Jersey Red Cross 
Conference. For several years he also has 
been active in the New Jersey Partners of 
the Alliance Committee. This committee 
has a partnership with a similar committee 
in Alagoas, Brazil. These involve self- 
help programs in the hospitals and in edu- 
cational fields. Mr. Hussey is executive 
vice-president of the group. 

1926 

CHARLES M. MORAN, chairman of 
the Union Hospital (Fall River, Mass.) 
corporation, was honored for his quarter- 
century of imaginative planning in Decem- 
ber when two modern structures, a new 
wing and power plant, which were built 
under his leadership, were dedicated in 
ceremonies at the hospital. In the dedica- 
tory issue of the Union Hospital Log the 
tribute to him reads: "His engineering 
skill and knowledge, his profound knowl- 
edge of hospital needs and operation, his 
foresight and cooperation with the medical 
staff and administration, have been of in- 
estimable value to the Union Hospital and 



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the people it serves." Also in his honor 
the new wing of the hospital has been 
named The Charles M. Moran Building. 

1927 

BURTON E. KELLEY is president of 
CBF Systems, Inc., Covina, California. 

RUSSELL G. WHITTEMORE, director 
of product development for the automotive 
group of Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries' 
Glass Division, retired in December after 
43 years with the company. 

A national authority on automotive 
and aviation glass products, Mr. Whitte- 
more devoted his career to product de- 
velopment at PPG's research laboratories, 
manufacturing facilities and corporate 
headquarters. 

He joined PPG in 1928 and participated 
in the development of laminated safety 
glass, the forerunner of present automotive 
windshields and other laminated glass 
products used throughout the world. Sub- 
sequently he served in various technical 
and supervisory positions at PPG's Creigh- 
ton, Pa., safety glass fabrication operations. 

During World War II Mr. Whittemore 
served as the Glass Division's West Coast 
technical representative, dealing primarily 
with the glass needs of the aircraft industry. 
He went to the Pittsburgh headquarters in 
the same capacity in 1946 and five years 
later was named director of product de- 
velopment for the division. He was 
appointed director of product development 
for automotive glass in 1962, with primary 
responsibility for the technical aspects of 
automotive glass usage and safety. 



1929 

RICHARD L. VERVILLE, having recent- 
ly retired as division superintendent for the 
New England Electric System, Massa- 
chusetts Electric Company Division, North 
Andover, Mass., now makes his home in 
Bethel, Maine. 

1931 

EDWARD J. BAYON has been named 
president of Tighe & Bond, Inc., Holyoke, 
Mass. Mr. Bayon, one of three owners of 
the firm, was formerly executive vice- 
president. Prior to joining the corporation 
fifteen years ago, he was General Superin- 
tendent of Public Works in Holyoke. He 
is a registered professional engineer and 
land surveyor. The company which he 
now heads operates a sanitary engineering 
laboratory, and most recently has been 
very active in assisting industries with 
applications to the U. S. Corps of Engi- 
neers for 1899 Refuse Act Permits. It has 
also been active in the development of 
water supply systems and water pollution 
control facilities for many of the Western 
Massachusetts cities and towns . . . TRUE- 
MAN L. SANDERSON has retired and is 
wintering in Deltona, Florida. 

1933 

Officials of Sikorsky Aircraft Division of 
United Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, 



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Conn., have announced the promotion of 
HARRY T. JENSEN from engineering 
manager to division vice-president — en- 
gineering. The new vice-president will be 
responsible for executive control and di- 
rection of all engineering activities. He 
joined Sikorsky in 1 941 as a radio and elec- 
trical designer. He has held the positions 
of chief test engineer, chief of design and 
test engineering and holds patents on 
aircraft design and test methods. He was 
elected a Fellow in the Royal Aeronautical 
Society and an Associate Fellow in the 
American Institute of Aeronautics. 

1935 

SAMUEL D. EHRLICH writes that he is 
the vice-president of manufacturing for 
Engineering Design Associates, Reston, 
Va. . . . Having retired as vice-president and 
general manager of Remco Products Corp., 
York, Pa., J. CLIFFORD MARTINKA now 
resides in Marathon, Florida during the 
winter months. Hamilton, Montana is his 
summer address . . . EDWARD TAVIDIAN 
serves as an electronics engineer for Red- 
man Electronics Corp., Enfield, Conn. . . . 
PLUMMER WILEY recently attended a 
wine and food taster's meeting in Paris, 
France. 

1936 

The current address for ERNST P. 
KRIPPENDORF, now retired, is Mirror 
Lake, N.H. . .-. Also retired is HAROLD C. 
WHITMAN who makes his home in Or- 
mond Beach, Fla. He was formerly ad- 
ministration manager for Raytheon Co., 
Counter Measures Dept., Wayland, Mass. 

1937 

W. ROBERT POWERS played a prom- 
inent role in the TV presentation "Fire- 
trap" which was aired last December. He 
is superintendent of the Fire Prevention 
Bureau and public relations for the City of 
New York and secretary to the New York 
Board of Underwriters. He is also author 
of a book on fire prevention which has been 
translated into Japanese. One of his three 
sons, John D. Powers, is a senior at WPI . . . 
"The country is fantastically beautiful; the 
climate outstanding; and the people are 
just out of this world," writes FRANK 
ROLLINS glowingly from his new home in 
Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand. Frank 
works part time as a college instructor but 
is also looking forward to purchasing a 
500-acrefarm. 

1938 

Johns-Manville Corp., Denver, Colo- 
rado, employs EDMUND M. FENNER, 
Director, Environmental Control. He lives 
in Evergreen. 

1939 

CHARLES H.AM I DON, JR., of Holden, 
Mass., has been appointed engineering 
director for the David Gessner Co., Worces- 
ter, Mass. He previously held the same 
post with Butterworth Manufacturing of 
Philadelphia. 



1940 

KENNETH R. B LAIS DELL, president of 
Tectrol Associates, West Springfield, Mass., 
was the guest speaker for the January 
meeting of the Central Connecticut Chap- 
ter of the Society of Manufacturing En- 
gineers in Ansonia, Conn. His topic was 
"Valves That Think." With the aid of 
demonstration units he illustrated how to 
save at least 50 per cent of design and in- 
stallation time and 60 per cent of down time 
on many valve applications. He also illus- 
trated how quick they are to install and easy 
to understand. In 1956 he was chairman 
of the Connecticut Valley Chapter of 
ASTME and later was membership vice 
chairman of the national chapter in New 
England. In November he received a 
patent on sequence valving without limit 
switches. He has been a consulting en- 
gineer in the fluid power field and a 
specialist in automation equipment for 
the past 18 years. He is a registered pro- 
fessional engineer. Mr. Blaisdell has been 
active in the WPI Alumni Association 
serving first as secretary-treasurer and 
then president of the Connecticut Valley 
Chapter. In 1 965 he was a Council repre- 
sentative . . . Officials of the American Re- 
Insurance Company, New York City, re- 
cently announced that HERBERT W. 
SHAW, JR., has been named a senior 
vice-president of the firm. Mr. Shaw 
joined the company in 1963 as a property 
facultative underwriter, became assistant 
secretary in 1964 and vice-president in 
1 966. Previously he was with Springfield 
Fire & Marine, Hutchinson, Rivinus & Com- 
pany and the Factory Insurance Associa- 
tion. 

1943 

The principal structural engineer for 
the Jackson & Moreland Division, U.E. & 
C, is GEORGE W. GOLDING, JR. The 
company is located in Santurce, Puerto 
Rico . . . FRANK McNAMARA has been 
named the manager of sales administration 
for the Caterpillar Americas Co., a Cater- 
piller subsidiary, in Peoria, Illinois. 



1944 

SHERMAN B. CAMPBELL, former 
manager of research and development for 
Advanced Digital Systems, Inc., Mohawk, 
N.Y., has been promoted to the post of 
vice-president of engineering. Prior to his 
joining ADS in February of 1970, he was 
manager of the Sterilizer Product Develop- 
ment Division, American Sterilizer Com- 
pany, Erie, Pa. . . . At the annual meeting 
of the Consumers Savings Bank, Worcester, 
Mass., IRVING JAMES DONAHUE, JR., 
was elected to the board of trustees. Jim 
is president and treasurer of Donahue In- 
dustries, Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass. He is 
also president of the Central Massachusetts 
Employers Association, vice-chairman of 
the Shrewsbury Finance Committee and 
president of the WPI Alumni Association 
. . . FRED S. MOULTON, now a self-em- 
ployed investment manager, resides in 
Denver, Colorado. 



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1946 

Vice-President of GTE International 
Systems Corp., Tehran, Iran, is ROBERT H. 
-ARWELL . . . RICHARD M. UNDER- 
WOOD of New Canaan, Conn., has been 
lamed a vice-president of Honeywell 
Inc.'s computer operations with head- 
quarters in New York City. He is re- 
sponsible for the marketing of the firm's 
:omputer equipment and services through- 
Dut the northeast portion of the U.S., 
:overing an area from New York to Ohio 
and from Maine to Delaware. Mr. Under- 
wood, who joined Honeywell in 1 958, had 
seen a director of field marketing since 
sarly 1970. Before moving to New York 
ie was regional director in Detroit, and 
Drior to that, branch manager in Cleveland. 

1946B 

JOHN W. CARPENTER, JR., district 
sales manager for National Homes Corp., 
las moved his business headquarters from 
3rand Rapids to Walloon Lake, Michigan 
I . . A resident of Cohasset, Mass., A. 
-EWIS ROGERS, JR., is the new general 
sales manager at Instrumentation Labora- 
ory, Inc., of Lexington. He is responsible 
or sales and service for IL's domestic, 
Canadian, and Mexican markets. He will 
also oversee both existing and newly- 
developing product lines. Mr. Rogers was 
Dreviously associated with Quantum Com- 
Duter Corp. and Honeywell, Inc., before 
going with IL. Instrumentation Laboratory 
nc, manufacturers of scientific instru- 
nents for use in medicine and industry, 
naintains plants in Lexington and Water- 
:own, Mass., Milan, Italy, and Hersel, 
West Germany. 

1947 

GEORGE W. BROUGHTON is quality 
control supervisor for the Laminated & 
boated Products Division of the St. Regis 
3 aper Company, Attleboro, Mass. 

1948 

NORMAN L. DIEGOLI of Middleboro, 
Vlass., is one of three candidates seeking a 
:hree-year term on the Middleboro School 



Committee. A registered professional 
engineer, for 23 years he has been em- 
ployed by the Massachusetts Department 
of Public Works. He is a member of the 
Middleboro Municipal Sites Acquisition 
Board and the Advisory Staff of the Mid- 
dleboro Planning Board ... A former 
selectman of New Salem, Mass., ROBERT 
W. HENDERSON, is currently serving as 
town moderator. 

1949 

Bostitch Division of Textron Inc. has 
named JOSEPH R. WINSLOW, chief plant 
engineer, as manager, environmental con- 
trol, for plants at East Greenwich, R.I., and 
Clinton, Conn. Mr. Winslow joined 
Bostitch in the fall of 1969 after service 
with Kaiser Aluminum in Baltimore, Md., 
and Wyman-Gordon Co., North Grafton, 
Mass. 

1950 

LT. COL. FRANK W. HARDING III 
of Garden Grove, Calif., is currently located 
at the USAF Space & Missiles Systems 
Organization in Los Angeles. He was 
promoted to the rank of Colonel in Novem- 
ber of 1971 ... RICHARD LYON, JR., of 
Hubbardston, Mass., is seeking a third term 
as selectman in the town election. He 
served on the local school committee for 
seven years and on the Quabbin Regional 
School Committee for three years. He is a 
teacher at Quabbin Regional High School 
... It was recently announced that HAM- 
MOND ROBERTSON, JR., has been 
appointed vice-president of Franconia 
Manufacturing Corp., Lincoln, N.H. 

ROBERT F. STEWART, newly named 
president of the industrial products di- 
vision of North American Rockwell, re- 
cently visited the Acme Chain Division in 
Holyoke, Mass. Following his tour he 
said that the Holyoke division looked good. 
"I'm optimistic," he said, noting it looks as 
if there will be a continued increase in the 
economic picture. 

1951 

CDR. CHARLES G. DARRELL, who 
resides in Maryland, serves the U.S. Navy at 
OFC, NAV Research in Arlington, Va. 



MORGAN 
CONSTRUCTION CO, 

ENGINEERS & MANUFACTURERS 
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01605 



. . . The former president of Chemetron- 
Noury Corporation, GARY GEISSLER, 
has accepted the position of sales man- 
ager for the Hooker Chemical Corporation, 
Niagara Falls, N.Y. He was with Merck 
& Co., Rahway, N.J. .from 1951 until 1963. 
Joining Chemetron Corporation in 1963 
as manager of commercial development, he 
subsequently held the posts of assistant 
general manager and general manager of 
organic chemicals . . . USAF CAPT. 
EDWARD A. KACMARCIK, who was re- 
cently stationed at Stewart Air Force Base, 
Newburgh, N.Y., is presently serving at 
Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts. 
. . . The president of Mackay Paving Co., 
Tryon, N.C., is STILLMAN MACKAY . . . 
DUNCAN W. MUNRO of Northboro, 
Mass., superintendent of Mount Auburn 
Cemetery in Cambridge, has been ap- 
pointed general chairman of the 1972 
Management Conference of the American 
Cemetery Association slated to be held 
April 23-27 in Martinique, French West 
Indies. Mr. Munro is currently a director 
of ACA and has served in other leadership 
posts. He has been superintendent at 
Mount Auburn since 1 967. At the present 
time he is serving as president of the 
Massachusetts Cemetery Association and 
as a director of the New England Cemetery 
Association. 

1952 

LEO 0. LUTZ serves as chief engineer 
for the Nashua Corp., Nashua, N.H. 

1953 

The vice-president of United States 
Radium Corporation, ROBERT C. WOOD- 
WARD, resides in Basking Ridge, N.J. 
His business is located in Morristown. 

1954 

Meckler Associates Inc., of Los An- 
geles, of which MILTON MECKLER is 
president, has entered a joint venture with 
The Engineers Collaborative of Chicago, 
Illinois. The new firm is known as The 
Engineers Collaborative of California, with 
offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and St. 
Louis, Mo. Mr. Meckler, who launched 
his consulting engineers firm in 1970, has 
been an engineering consultant for twelve 
years. He is the inventor of a hydraulic 
structural system for high-rise buildings, 
has lectured extensively, and is the author 
of technical articles on a variety of subjects. 
He is a member of the American Society 
of Mechanical Engineers and holds a 
Certificate of Qualification issued by the 
National Council of State Boards of En- 
gineering Examiners. 

1956 

E. I. du Pont de Nemours of Wilming- 
ton, Del., employs RICHARD J. EMERY as 
a manufacturing assistant . . . RONALD A. 
VENEZIA is chief of the office of land use 
planning for the Division of Control Sys- 
tems at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 



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1957 

DONALD F. BERTH has moved from 
Ithaca, N.Y. to Amherst, Mass. Berth, the 




former editor of the Cornell Engineering 
Quarterly has been named Director of 
Development and Public Relations at 
Hampshire College, where he is also 
secretary to the Board of Trustees. . . KURT 
H. FRANCE, a project engineer for CH2M- 
H ill. Redding, Calif., resides in Palo Cedro. 
The Frances have three children: daughter 
Kirsten and sons Eric, 1 1, and Roger, 9 . . . 
It was recently announced that ROBERT 
R. PURPLE has been named assistant 
manager of the filter division of the 
Sprague Electric Company, North Adams, 
Mass. Mr. Purple will now be responsible 
for the division's design, material manage- 
ment and production groups related to the 
Marshall St. plant. A Sprague Electric 
employee since May 1958, he has held 
various engineering and sales posts. Most 
recently he was division marketing man- 
ager. 

1958 

ROGER A. JOLICOEUR works as 
program manager for Sylvania Electronics 
Systems, Needham, Mass. . . . Vice-presi- 
dent of Electronic Marketing, Specialists, 
of Van Nuys, Calif, is DOUGLAS H. REED 
of Orange. 

1959 

Married: DAVID R. BRAGG to Miss 
Andrea Rose Nichols of North Branford, 
Conn., on January 8, 1972. The groom is 
employed by Cahn Engineers, Inc., of 
New Haven. The bride graduated from 
the New Haven Academy of Business. 
They are making their home in Guilford, 
Conn. 



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WILLIAM A. RABINOVITCH, '58, who 
is making quite a name for himself in the 
art world, had a one-man exhibition of 
large paintings at the Monterey Jazz Festi- 
val in California last September. 

The focal point of the exhibit was his 
massive "Sky City," a 7 ft. by 1 2 ft. painting 
done in oil on acrylic on linen. 

Mr. Rabinovitch has won a number of 
awards for his paintings and has shown his 
work throughout this country and in 
Europe. He was awarded first prize in 
graphics and second prize in painting at 
the 1970 Monterey County Fair. In 1966 
he received first prize in the Naval Post 
Graduate School Religious Art Contest. 

Alfred Frankenstein, senior art critic of 
the San Francisco Chronicle, awarded him 
first prize for work shown at his one-man 
show at the Monterey Peninsula Museum 
of Art in 1 965. In 1 965 he also won first 
prize at the Monterey Jazz Festival. 

The Pacific Grove (Calif.) Art Center, 
the Avanti Gallery in New York City, and 
the Silvermine (Conn.) Competitive have 
accepted his paintings for exhibition and 
judging. In 1 968 he had a one-man show 
in Madrid, Spain, which was sponsored 
jointly by the American Embassy and the 
"Associacion Cultural Hispano Norte- 
americano." He has shown in other com- 
petitions and group shows and operated 
an experimental Art Center on Cannery 
Row for several years. In 1971 he was on 
the film selection committee of the 
Monterey Film Festival. 

After graduating from WPI in 1958 
with a degree in mechanical engineering, 
Mr. Rabinovitch studied painting at the 
Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and 
the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently 
his work may be seen in the Rental Gallery 
of the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 
the Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco, and at 
his studio at 638 Lottie Street in Monterey. 

1960 
ROBERT J. KANDALL holds the posi- 
tion of sales representative with M. W. 
Kellogg Co. of Schiller Park, Illinois . . . 
Bendix Abrasives, Jackson, Mi., employs 
RICHARD S. MEYER, senior engineer . . . 



JOHN S. O'CONNELL, JR., who has been Ccn 
studying as a graduate student at the < Ini- s jo» 
versity of California at Berkeley, has moved I $ 
from San Jose to Oakland . . . BERNARD J ft 
L. TETREAULT is Executive Director of the u> 
Montgomery County Housing Authority in Hi: 

Silver Spring, Md JOHN E. VANDER- L" 

SEA serves as advisory engineer for IBM Jc 
in France . . . Since September of 1971 
PETER S. ZILKO has been employed by | 
Allen Bradley Co. (Systems Division), in I 
the marketing department at Highland 
Heights, Ohio. 

1961 

A Pennsylvania resident, GEORGE F. 
FOXHALL, has been promoted to head of 
the Integrated Circuit and Models De- 
partment at Bell Laboratories in Reading. 
He will be responsible for the design and 
process development of integrated circuits. 
After joining Bell in 1961, he became en- 
gaged in germanium device development 
and devised a new technique for the dif- 
fusion of arsenic in germanium at tempera- 
tures up to 900 degrees Centigrade. Later 
he was involved with the development of a 
variety of miniature silicon diodes. Re- 
cently Mr. Foxhall has been concerned with 
the applications of ion implantation to the 
fabrication of devices . . . DANIEL D. 
GELLER is employed as director of the Di- 
vision of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Environ- 
mental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, 
Pa. He, his wife, and children, Lara 4 1 /4 
and Jennifer. 3, reside in Cherry Hill, N.J. 
. . . U.S. Army Major NORMAN I. GINS- 
BURG has moved from California to Geor- 
gia .. . DR. PETER J. NATALE, who lives 
in Canton, Mass., is a biochemist at MIT 
in Cambridge . . . Senior programmer/ 
analyst for the Depositors Trust Company, 
Augusta, Me., is DAVID Q. OLSON. 

THOMAS J. PEARSALL of Northford, 
Conn., works as plant manager for RSC 
Industries, Plasma Division, in North 
Haven . . . ROBERT W. SCHOMBER has 
employment as director of manufacturing 
with Thunderbird Products Corp., North 
Miami, Florida ... On sabbatical leave from 
Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, 
Mass., is ROGER W. STRICKLAND who 
currently resides at the University of Cali- 
fornia at San Diego. At Berkshire he is 
director of the Regional Computer Center 
and also chairman of the Department of 
Computer Science . . . PROF. WILLIAM 
B. PEIRCE is an associate professor at 
Cape Cod Community College in West 
Barnstable, Mass. 

1962 

DR. KENNETH J. ANUSAVICE, who 
has been serving as technical analyst for 
the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission at 
the Savannah River Operations Office in 
Aiken, S.C., now lives in Augusta, Georgia 
. . . BERNARD J. MEISTER who used to 
live in Midland, Mich., has moved to 
Auburn. He is with the Dow Chemical Co. 
in Midland. 

1963 

ROBERT M. MELLOR of Northbridge, U 
Mass., has taken out nomination papers ». 



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for a three-year term on the Town Road 
Commission. He is a registered profes- 
sional engineer and is employed as assist- 
ant division line superintendent with the 
Mass. Electric Co. in Worcester. A former 
chairman and member of the Northbridge 
High School Building and Site Committee, 
he is also a member of the Democratic 
Town Committee. 

1964 

CAPT. ROBERT S. NAJAKA has 
graduated from the Air University's Squad- 
ron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, 
Alabama. He was specially selected for 
|:he 14-week course in recognition of his 
potential as a leader in the aerospace force. 
He is being re-assigned to Vance AFB, 
iDkla., as an aircraft maintenance officer, 
i^apt. Najaka has served in Viet Nam . . . 
:HARLES H. PEIX, JR., teaches mathe- 
matics at Canton (Mass.) High School . . . 
3 AUL J. SROKA is an engineer with 
fransco Products, Inc., Venice, Calif. 



1965 

The appointment of THOMAS P. 
XRCARI to the position of engineer in the 
:ivil engineering department at Northeast 
Jtilities Service Co., Hartford, Conn., was 
ecently announced. He began his utility 
:areer as an assistant engineer at North- 
:ast Utilities in 1969 and is a registered 
)rofessional engineer. Previously he was 
vith Combustion Engineering of Windsor, 
^onn., and Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. 
..DR. RICHARD N.JOHNSON is a fellow 
n biomedical engineering at Johns Hop- 
.ins Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland. 
. . The Public Service Co. of (Manchester) 
nI.H. employs PHILIP C. MARTIN, assist- 
mt relay engineer ... A Somerset, Mass., 
lative, GERALD F. MORRIS, has been 
lamed an assistant treasurer of Textron 
nc. of Providence. Since he joined Textron 
h July of 1 970 he has served as assistant 
o the treasurer. He also is an evening 
acuity member at Bryant College Gradu- 
te School. Prior to his joining Textron he 
vas with the New York Telephone Co. 

ROLLIN K. CORWIN was recently 
ppointed as the Southwest regional man- 
ger of Airpax Electronics in Houston, 
'exas. In his new position he is directly 
ssponsible for training, technical assist- 
nce and sales supervision for the Controls 
)ivision product lines for Texas, Oklahoma, 
.ouisiana and Mississippi. Mr. Corwin 
as been in electronics as a service en- 
ineer for both analog and digital control 
ystems in the process and power indus- 
•ies, sales engineer in the petro-chemical 
idustry and later had sales responsibilities 
3r digital computing systems in South 
exas, Louisiana and Arkansas. 

1966 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. PETER J. 
.UDLESS, a daughter, Noelle Marie, on 
lecember 24, 1971. Peter is with the 
ublic Service Electric & Gas Co. of New 
ersey in Newark. The family lives in 
outh Plainfield, N.J. 



DR. LIONEL A. CARREIRA is a re- 
search associate at the University of South 
Carolina in Columbia . . . RONALD C. 
HAYDEN holds the post of sales engineer 
at the Foxboro Co., Baltimore, Md. . . . 
JAMES E. LOOMIS serves as resident en- 
gineer for Stone & Webster Engineering 
Corp., Boston, Mass. . . . Project manager 
for J. M. Rosa Construction Co., Norwich, 
Conn., is JOHN V. MAGNANO who re- 
resides in Westbrook . . . JOHN P. 
SEFERIADIS, who has been with the Field 
Office at Lake Yellowstone National Park, 
Wyoming, has relocated in New Bedford, 
Mass. . . . LRC, Inc., of Hudson, N.H., has 
announced the appointment of HEYWARD 
S.WILLIAMS of Amherst as chief engineer. 
He brings to LRC, Inc., a depth of experi- 
ence in signal processing, log video 
amplifiers and miniature power supplies. 
Previously he was a design engineer on the 
technical staff of Sanders Associates, Inc., 
Nashua, N.H. 



1967 

Married: MATH EOS S. KALFAYAN to 
Miss Nancy G. Bejian in New York City on 
July 10, 1971. ROUMEN B. KORDOF, 
'68, was best man. Since receiving his 
MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 
1970, the groom has been employed by 
Inland Steel Company, East Chicago, 
Indiana. The newlyweds are living in 
Griffith, Indiana. 

"Estimating the Costs of Gas-Cleaning 
Plants" is the title of the article which 
J. R. F. ALONSO wrote for the December 
issue of the magazine Chemical Engineer- 
ing. The author is presently completing 
his Ph.D. requirements at the University of 
Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. His 
professional experience includes two years 
in the computer department of The M. W. 
Kellogg Co. and one year as an IBM re- 
search assistant at the MIT Computer 
Center. He has also been a demonstrator 
in the Department of Industrial Science at 
the University of Melbourne . . . U.S. Army 
Captains EDWARD A. GALLO and 
ROBERT J. GALLO, '68, are both currently 
serving in Viet Nam. Capt. Edward Gallo 
is assigned as a system analyst with the 
directorate of public safety, Civil Opera- 
tions and Rural Development Support 
(CORDS) and is stationed in Saigon. He 
recently completed an assignment at Fort 
Bliss, Texas, where he received his master's 
degree in mathematics from the University 
of Texas at El Paso. Capt. Robert Gallo is 
assigned as an engineer staff advisor with 
Headquarters, Second Regional Assistance 
Group in Pleiku. He was formerly em- 
ployed by the Connecticut State Highway 
Dept. The brothers recently spent a leave 
together in Saigon . . . STEPHEN R. 
LUBER is a student at the University of 
California Medical School, San Francisco, 
California . . . ERNEST L. SMITH, JR., 
SIM, has announced his candidacy for re- 
election to a three-year term on the Auburn, 
Mass. School Committee. A 23-year service 
veteran of the Cincinnati Milacron-Heald 
Corp., Worcester, he is presently chief 
industrial engineer. Mr. Smith said that he 



is seeking re-election "so as to continue 
and maintain continuity of program, and 
that his experience should offer good 
balance for the town in program, budget 
knowledge and control." 

1968 

Married: CHESTER J. KASPER to Miss 
Carol E. Hauger of Williamstown, Ct., on 
November23,1971. Mrs. Kasper, a gradu- 
ate of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, is a 
teacher of special education in the Glaston- 
bury schools. The groom is a design en- 
gineer for Pratt & Whitney. . . . STEPH EN W. 
PETROFF to Miss Carla Elaine Oswald on 
December 17, 1971 in Portuguese Bend, 
Calif. Steve is an assistant highway engi- 
neer for the State of California Division of 
Highways, Los Angeles. 

Purdue University Propulsion Center 
has employed FRANCIS L. ADDESSIO 
as a research assistant. He lives in West 
Lafayette, lnd....Army CAPTAIN JOHN A. 
CAPRIO recently was assigned to the 
504th Military Police Battalion's Head- 
quarters Detachment near Da Nang, Viet 
Nam, as adjutant. He entered the army in 
July 1969 and was last stationed in 
Germany. He holds the Army Commenda- 
tion Medal . . . 1/LT. GEORGE DAVAGIAN, 
JR., who taught at the Engineer School at 
Fort Belvoir, Va., until September 1971, is 
now stationed in the Central Highlands, 
Viet Nam. He is currently in charge of all 
the surveying in a road-building project 
slated to be finished in April 1972 . . . 
RICHARD A. FORMATO of Charlton, 
Mass., has been studying as a graduate 
student in the Department of Electrical En- 
gineering at MIT . . . BERTON H. GUNTER, 
who received his master's degree in mathe- 
matics in 1 971 , works as a graduate teach- 
ing assistant at the University of Illinois . . . 
PAUL G. LARINI is an actuarial assistant 
at State Mutual in Worcester . . . JOHN D. 
MacDOUGALL, JR., has accepted a 
position as a mechanical engineer with 
Mohasco Industries, Inc., Amsterdam, N.Y. 
. . . Purolator, Inc., of Rahway, N.J., em- 
ploys JOHN S. MAZUR, project engineer. 

JACK S. SIEGEL serves as a plan man- 
ager for the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 
. . . Studying for his MBA at the University 
of Massachusetts, Amherst, is CARL P. 
STEELE who shares an apartment with 
ANDREW L. PIRETTI in Holyoke. 



1969 

Married: EDWARD L. GRIFFITH, JR., 
and Miss Barbara McDermott in Man- 
hattan Beach, California on September 18, 
1971. Ed is a civil engineer for the State 
of California Department of Highways, 
Los Angeles. The couple lives in Ingle- 
wood, Calif.. .RICHARD J. WARREN to 
Miss Karen C. Ettinger of Ridgefield, Con- 
necticut on December 26, 1971. RICH- 
ARD P. ROMEO served as best man. 
The bride is a graduate of Ithaca College, 
Ithaca, N.Y. Dick is employed at Electric 
Regulator Corp., Norwalk, Conn., where 
he works as a sales representative. He 
recently received his MBA degree from the 



WPI JOURNAL 



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Amos Tuck School of Business Adminis- 
tration at Dartmouth College, Hanover, 
N.H. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. STANLEY J. 
GOLDMAN, a daughter, Keri Lynn, on 
October 12, 1971. Keri joins her brother, 
Chad, who was two years old last July. 
Stan is a graduate teaching assistant at 
Northeastern University and will receive 
his master's degree in political science in 
June. 

DAVID H. JOHNSON was discharged 
from the army in January and has returned 
to work at the New England Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. in Springfield, Mass. . . . 
A Laurel, Md., resident, RONALD C. 
LEWIS, has the position of staff civil en- 
gineer at Leavitt and Sons, Inc., Hyattes- 

ville, Md ROGER W. MILES has been 

discharged from the army and is with the 
General Electric Co., Ashland, Mass. A 
manufacturing systems engineer, he re- 
sides in Plymouth . . . USAF 1/LT. DOUG- 
LAS A. NELSON has arrived for duty at 
Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea. Lt. Nelson 
is an F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber pilot. 
He previously served at George AFB, 
Calif. He was commissioned in 1969 
upon graduating from Officer Training 
School at Lackland AFB, Texas . . . LT. 
THOMAS F. TAYLOR, USA, has com- 
pleted a Field Artillery officer basic course 
at the Army Field Artillery School at Ft. 
Sill, Okla. Lt. Taylor entered the army in 
January 1971 ... PHILLIP R. WILSEY, 
JR., is a mechanical design engineer for 
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, 
Conn. 



1970 

Married: ALAN S. BREITMAN to 
Miss Pamela Rutman of Worcester, Mass., 
on November 21, 1971, in Chateau Garod, 
Brookline. Mrs. Breitman, a senior at 
Northeastern University, is majoring in 
nursing. Alan is a computer programmer 
at the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. in Boston. The couple lives in West 
Roxbury . . . JOHN M. GALVIN and Miss 
Constance D. Bruso of North Brookfield, 
Mass., on December 12, 1971. Among 
the ushers were JAMES F. FORD and 
KENNETH H. MORGAN. The bride is a 
graduate of the Memorial Hospital School 
of Nursing, Worcester, and is a staff nurse 
at the hospital. John is a graduate student 
at Northeastern University where he is 
studying actuarial sciences. He also is an 
actuarial assistant for State Mutual Life 
Assurance Co., Worcester. The Galvins 
reside in Worcester.. .ROBERTJ. MULCAHY 
to Miss Barbara George Rosenfeld of Law- 
ence, Mass., on December 4, 1971. Mrs. 
Mulcahy, a graduate of Becker Junior Col- 
lege, has been employed as a medical 
secretary at Bon Secour Hospital in the 
X-ray department. Her husband is with 
Bell Labs Research Center, Cranford, N.J. 
. . . JOSEPH CASCIO, JR., works as a 
process engineer for Arizona Portland 
Cement Co., Rillito, Arizona . . . WILLIAM 
J. HAKKINEN and his wife have purchased 
a home in Groton, Conn. . . . LEONARD 



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POLIZZOTTO, who received his MS from 
WPI in February, is with the American 
Telephone & Telegraph Co. (Long Lines) 
in New York City ... 1/LT DAVID T. 
ROCKWELL received a master of business 
administration degree recently from West- 
ern New England College, West Spring- 
field, Mass. He received his regular Army 
commission in June 1970. First assigned 
to the Army Finance Corps, he was given a 
temporary assignment at WNEC to com- 
plete his MBA degree. He is now await- 
ing orders to a new assignment. While 
studying at WNEC Lt. Rockwell assisted 
the director of the Community Health 
Education Commission in West Spring- 
field. 

1971 

Married: GEORGE J. BAKEVICH and 
Miss Joyce E. Leslie of Worcester, Mass., 
on June 19, 1971. George, who was 
awarded a fellowship, is presently a 
graduate student at the University of Utah 
where he is working for his master's de- 
gree in nuclear engineering. He will be 
doing his thesis research at the National 
Reactor Testing Station in Idaho Falls, 
Idaho. Currently he and his wife reside 
in Salt Lake City, Utah . . . MICHAEL H. 
TUREK to Miss Sharon Wagner of New 
Britain, Conn., on June 26, 1 971 . Michael 
is an MBA graduate student at the Univer- 
sity of Connecticut. 

JOHN J. BOURSY, JR., is employed 
as an electronic engineer in the Aural New 
and Changed Facilities Branch of the 
Broadcast Facilities Division of the Broad- 
cast Bureau of the Federal Communications 



Commission in Washington, D.C. . . . Serv- 
ing as a graduate teaching assistant in the 
chemistry department at the University of 
Virginia is STEPHEN A. DIMING of 
Charlottesville, Va. Last summer he did 
contraceptive steroidal drug research for 
F. Hoffmann-LaRoche & Co., Ltd., in 

Basel, Switzerland IOHN L. LANDALL 

serves with the U.S. Army Corps of En- 
gineers, N.E. Division, Waltham, Mass. 
. . . ROBERT H. MANDEL is with the 
Raytheon Co., Sudbury, Mass. . . . GARY 
R. MASON has been appointed to the 
School-Community Council in Webster, 
Mass. The Council will advise and assist 
the School Committee in bringing about 
a quality education program for the town. 
Gary is employed by Stevens Linen Asso- 
ciates in a production management ca- 
pacity . . . SPAFFORD A. MARTINDALE, 
JR., works for Lyon Bros. Co., Inc., West 

Boylston, Mass HERBERT T. NOCK of 

Marblehead, Mass., has been employed 
by the General Electric Medium Steam 
Turbine Department in Lynn . . . AJIT S. 
PATEL serves as a mechanical engineer for 
Precision Piping Assoc, Inc., Newton, 
Mass. . . . RICHARD P. SAN ANTONIO, 
a fellowship student at MIT, is working for 
his master's degree in electrical engineering 
. . . ROBERT L SIMONDS writes that he 
has accepted a job offer at Jackson and 
Moreland International Inc., Boston, Mass., 
and that FRANK D. MANTER/67 is also 
employed by the same company . . . NOR- 
MAN W. SOUSA, JR., is with the Sousa 
Corp., West Hartford, Conn. . . . DENNIS 
J. STABA works for Close, Jenson and 
Miller of Wethersfield,Conn. 



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To the Editor: 

Have just been reading the fine De- 
cember issue of the Journal with its 
emphasis on athletics at WPI. It 
brought back memories of other days 
and prompted me to pull out my old 
scrap book which is filled with me- 
mentoes of the 191 1-1915 era. There in 
scrawled longhand was the text of 
remarks which I was asked to make at 
the Freshman banquet of the Class of 
1915. This affair, which was held in 
the upstairs dining room of Putnam 
and Thurston's restaurant on Main 
Street, was undoubtedly held in Janu- 
ary 1912, sixty years ago. 

"I also want to say just a few 
words about the future of athletics in 
general at Tech and the relation of this 
class to them. We are entering Tech at 
a unique time in the history of her 
athletics. It seems to me that they are 
about to undergo a radical change. In 
the past they surely have not been of 
the highest order, one of the chief 
reasons being the obvious lack of 
proper equipment such as a suitable 
athletic field and gymnasium, but if 
the present campaign to procure such 
advantages is successful, as it now 
promises to be, I can see no reason 
why Tech's athletics should not com- 
pare with the best." 

The speech, such as it was, was 
prophetic if nothing, for, less than 
four years later during Commence- 
ment week in 1915, Alumni Field (our 
first athletic field) was formally dedi- 
cated and the cornerstone of the new 
gymnasium was laid. 

I am sending the above to you 
thinking that it might be of interest. 



To the Editor: 

This has been my first opportunity to 
thank you for the very excellent de- 
partmental presentation in the latest 
Alumni Journal. We appreciate greatly 
this presentation which I thought was 
both accurate and complimentary. 
You and your staff are to be congratu- 
lated. 

Sincerely, 

Robert W. Pritchard 
Head, Department of Physical Edu- 
cation and Athletics 



Maurice G. Steele, '15 
Rome, New York 



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August, 1972 



Editor 

H. Russell Kay 

Alumni Information Editor 

Ruth A. Trask 

Publications Committee 

Walter B. Dennen, Jr., '51, Chairman 

Donald F. Berth, '57 

Robert C. Gosling, '68 

Enfried T. Larson, '22 

Rev. Edward I. Swanson, '45 

Richard DeChard, '56 

Pubiished for the Alumni Association 
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Copyright© 1972 by 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 
All rights reserved. 



WPI Alumni Association Officers 

President: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44 

Vice Presidents: 

B. E. Hosmer, '61 
W.J. Bank, '46 

Secretary- Treasurer: 
S.J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: 
R. E. Higgs, '40 

Executive Committee, 
i Members-at-Large: 

C. C. Bonin, '38; F. 



S. Harvey, '37; 
C. W. Backstrom, '30; L. Polizzotto, '70 

Fund Board: 

G. F. Crowther, '37; A. Kalenian, '33; 
R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; L. A. Penoncello, 
'66; W. J. Charow, '49; H.I. Nelson, '54 



The WPI Journal is published five times a year 
in October, December, February, April, August. 
Entered as second class matter July 26, 1918, 
at the Post Office, Worcester, Massachusetts, 
under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription 
two dollars per year. Postmaster: Please send 
form 3579 to Alumni Association, Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. 01609. 



IN THIS ISSUE 

How Dare You Change My Magazine! page two 

Walter B. Dennen, Jr., '51, describes what's happening with the Journal and the Alumni 
Publications Committee. 



GENETIC ENGINEERING 

Man's Responsibility to His Future page four 

Dr. Hudson Hoagland introduces the subject of this special issue. 

The Good That Can Come page five 

Dr. James F. Danielli offers insights into some of the benefits we may expect to see from 
genetic engineering. 

By Whom and For What? page eight 

Constitutional lawyer Paul A. Freund raises some of the disturbing legal and social 
questions which must be dealt with. 

The Morality of Manipulation page eleven 

Princeton theologian Paul Ramsey explores the moral and ethical dilemmas of "tinkering 
with our heredity." 

Probabilities and Practicalities . page fourteen 

Scientist and businessman Dr. Carl Djerassi comes to grips with the hard-nosed realities — 
not what might be but what probably will be, at least in the foreseeable future. 

Interplay P a 9 e eighteen 

Questions and panel discussion. 

Reunion Roundup page twenty-two 

A report on this year's big bash. 

Hat in the Ring Page thirty-one 

Alumni Trustees page thirty-three 

Success Is Spelled "1-2-3" page thirty-six 

DEPARTMENTS 

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Your Class and Others 30 

On the cover: Electron micrograph of double viral DNA rings synthesized in the test 
tube at Stanford University School of Medicine. Actual length across is 2 microns (one 
micron equalling one-millionth of a meter). Photo by California Institute of Technology. 

EDITOR'S NOTE 

As we go to press, we have just learned that Science and Public 
Affairs (formerly known as The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists) 
is going to reprint the genetic engineering material from this 
issue of the WPI Journal in their November issue. 



IE WPI JOURNAL 



How Dare You Change My Magazine! 



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by Walter B. Dennen, Jr., '51 

Chairman, Alumni Publications Committee 



JLHE JOURNAL these days just isn't the magazine it 
used to be. The articles are different from those that have 
traditionally appeared in the Journal. Even the look is 
different. 

"Why?" you may be asking. Why the changes, and 
where is the Journal headed? 

For more than a year the Alumni Publications Commit- 
tee has been working with the editor, and under the 
guidance of the Alumni Council, to evaluate the Journal. 
We have asked ourselves questions: What have been the 
goals and purpose of the Journal in the past, and how well 
were they achieved? What should those goals and purposes 
be for the present and future? How can the Journal, or any 
other kind of publication, best serve the alumni, the 
Alumni Association, and WPI itself? 

The questions are difficult and sensitive. We are still 
searching for some of the answers. But the broad outlines 
of the Journal's aims and future direction have been 
worked out and given the endorsement of the Alumni 
Council and its Executive Committee. 



Alumni Interest and Continuing Education 

As we see it, the WPI Journal, like any alumni publication, 
has two reasons for being. First, it is the primary link 
between WPI and most of the alumni. The Journal, 
therefore, is an essential element in maintaining alumni 
interest and involvement in the Institute. 

Second, the Journal is a prime — and perhaps some- 
times overlooked — vehicle for the continuing education of 
alumni. WPI exists to educate people to deal with science 
and technology. That education need not, and should not, 
stop with the granting of a degree — especially in today's 
dynamic environment. In achieving the goal of contributing 
to alumni's continuing education, the Journal automatically 
contributes to the first goal, that is, stimulation of alumni 
concern for and identification with WPI. 

The Alumni Publications Committee has adopted a 
"theme issue" concept as a means of strengthening the 
Journal's role as an educational tool. In general, each issue 
will deal with a single subject, usually in several articles. 
Subjects are chosen with two criteria in mind: they should 
be interesting and meaningful to alumni, and they should 
relate directly to WPI. 



We hope to deal with significant issues of the day, 
showing how the issues relate to WPI people. The Journal 
will depict, moreover, how WPI is responding to current 
problems in terms of institutional structure, educational 
methods and concepts, research projects, the WPI physical 
plant, or whatever approach may be most appropriate to 
the subject. 

Of course, many fine articles do not fit the theme 
concept, yet warrant presentation. Therefore, we willi 
periodically break the theme mold with a catch-all (or 
perhaps we mean "catch-up") issue containing a potpourri 
of articles and features. 

We haven't said anything about specific alumni informa- 
tion, the class notes section. And the reason is that we 
don't plan any major changes in the section, except to 
spotlight some of the more interesting stories about 
individual alumni. 

Increased Distribution 

Beginning with the October issue, the Journal will be 
distributed on campus during the academic year to all WPI 
students. This move is long overdue and should afford 
students a better understanding of what the Alumni 
Association is and does. In other words, we begin to 
develop alumni identification at the earliest possible stage. 

Genetic Engineering 

This issue of the Journal is very special in many ways. It has 
a theme that dramatically demonstrates how the Journal 
can contribute to our continuing education. The topic, 
genetic engineering, may disturb us. But we cannot ignore it 
merely because of its implications. And the information 
presented on the accompanying pages deals with implica- 
tions and consequences, not with the mechanics of the 
subject. 

The articles represent a somewhat condensed publica- 
tion of a symposium held on campus on May 2, 1972. The 
symposium was in conjunction with the traditional Honors 
Day Convocation, with honors extended to include the lour 
participants, who were given honorary Doctor of Humane 
Science degrees. (One result of this changed format was i 
that honorary degrees were not awarded at Commencement 
this year. However. Dr. James Danielli, a seminar partici- 
pant, returned to deliver the Commencement address.) 



THE WPI JOURNAU 



Simply stated, genetic engineering is man's ability to 
liter hereditary processes by chemical and surgical means. 
t is here now, in laboratories throughout the world, in 
;xperimentation with microscopic animals and, to a certain 
:xtent, with human egg cells. The inherent moral and legal 
juestions are profound, and questions cannot be over- 
ooked. In the Journal's April issue, Ben Bova said: "The 
jower is there, when we can begin to tinker with our own 
leredity, to produce the kinds of people we want in the 
:olors, sizes, and shapes that we want. This may be more 
jower than any political system that we can think of today 
las a right to own. Many of the world's leading biochemists 
ind geneticists are already asking themselves, their col- 
eagues, and the public: What should we do? Should we 
;ontinue these lines of investigation? How do we handle 
:his power once we have it? A very basic question 
irises. . . . how are we going to deal with the science and 
:echnology that we have developed?" 

In a recent issue of its journal, which appeared just 
rtrior to the May symposium, the American Medical 
\ssociation stated that the ethical implications of experi- 
ments that would seek to implant a "test-tube baby" into 
:he womb of a woman, and other experiments in genetic 
mgineering, should be thoroughly explored before such 
work is applied to man. 



It is interesting to note that the April issue of the 
Journal, built on a theme of the 1972 Intersession program 
on campus, offered a natural introduction to this theme 
issue. Such was not our intent. But perhaps it clearly shows 
the interrelations that exist among diverse topics. 

WPI has recognized and anticipated evolutionary 
changes. The Institute is becoming increasingly involved 
with the life sciences. Curricula are relating technical 
studies to social needs and problems. At the same time a 
surprising number of students are using the WPI bachelor's 
degree as a springboard to medical school. 

It is therefore fining that WPI should be among the first 
educational institutions to publicly address the questions 
and problems inherent in genetic engineering. 

Readership Survey 

We anticipate that alumni will benefit from the "new look" 
in the Journal. But the Publications Committee is a 
relatively small group of people. And we want to be certain. 
That is why we will soon be conducting a readership survey. 
We hope that most alumni will respond and make their 
wishes and opinions known to us. We will publish our 
findings in a future issue of the Journal and will be guided 
in our decisions by alumni sentiment. H 



/-feedback 



To the Editor: 

The April issue is outstanding. Inter- 
session '72 is just fantastic! 

From a layman's standpoint I'm 
involved in our local education activi- 
ties. (I'm president of the Hatboro- 
Horsham (Pa.) Senior High School 
Home and School Council.) As a 
parent I have four boys in school. One 
of my boys will enter our new open 
space design middle school. I met the 
;new principal last week (he's from 
Fitchburg High School and Fitchburg 
State College). Some of the ideas of 
Intersession '72 would fit into his 
planned program. I'd like to get a copy 
Df the April Journal for him. Would 
you kindly forward it to me? 

I enjoyed "The Next 100 Years" 
coo. Keep up the good work! 

R. W. Nikander, '48 



To the Editor: 

The February issue of the Journal 
offered interesting and valuable infor- 
mation on environmental problems. 

But, perhaps the most significant 
aspect is that it was printed on 100% 
recycled paper. As greater amounts of 
recycled paper are used, it will be 
economically competitive with virgin 
fibers, and even hopefully, less ex- 
pensive. 

David J. Gumbley, '68 

Editor's Note: 

Mr. Gumbley appears to have been 
misled by the note which appeared on 
page 1 of the February issue. Only the 
cover was printed on recycled paper; 
the remainder of the issue was on a 
nonrecycled paper. 



To the Editor: 

Congratulations on your last two Jour- 
nals. In the last one the paper was 
excellent and so was the subject mat- 
ter. Also I found that the typography 
could not be improved upon. You 
should be proud of this issue. 

I was also deeply concerned with 
the Tech News. It was the most 
horrible example of subject matter, 
and no effort was made to have the 
printing anywhere near correct. Some- 
one ought to straighten out the mat- 
ter. The mourning of a drug addict's 
death was a far cry from news of 
student activities. 

But this latest Journal really shows 
that Tech is trying to bring forth 
students of real responsibility. 

Dana S. Greenlaw, '24 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



WPI JOURNAL 



Genetic Engineering 

Man ? s Responsibility 
to His Future 

by Hudson Hoagland 



We 



e humans share the basic mechanisms of biological 
evolution with all living things. Evolution by natural 
selection is no longer a theory but a fact. It involves chance 
changes from time to time in the structure of the molecules 
comprising the genetic material. This material is made up of 
nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), which are long molecular 
strands in the form of double helixes which carry informa- 
tion in their organized structure for the genetic charac- 
teristics of all living things — animals, plants and even 
viruses. DNA located in the nucleus of the cell acts as a 
template to produce RNA that then diffuses from the 
nucleus into the cytoplasm and there acts itself as a 
template to link together some 20 amino acids to form' the 
vast variety of proteins which include, of course, the 
thousands of enzymes that regulate the chemistry of living 
cells. Changes that occur from time to time in DNA 
structures are called mutations and may result from effects 
of high energy radiation, including cosmic ray hits on the 
molecules, or action of certain ingested chemicals, or 
simply copying errors when cell division takes place. Such 
changes in the DNA germ plasm are propagated to the next 
generation after the manner of a scratch in a master 
recording of a Beethoven symphony that serves as a 
template for reproducing more records. The flaw will, of 
course, also be reproduced on the copies. 

Over 99 per cent of mutations are lethal and so 

DR. HUDSON HOAGLAND and a colleague at Clark 
University founded the Worcester Foundation for Experi- 
mental Biology in 1944, in a barn near the campus. The 
Foundation has grown to a world-famous research institu- 
tion employing over 300 scientists and technicians, study- 
ing cancer, endocrinology, neurobehavior, and reproductive 
biology. Among the results of the Foundation's work is the 
birth-control pill. 

Dr. Hoagland served as president of the American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1961 to 1964 and as 
president of the Society of Biological Psychiatry in 
1967-68. The American Humanist Association named him 
Humanist of the Year in 1965, and WP1 awarded him an 
honorary degree the following year. 

With an internationally known broad range of interest 
and expertise in scientific and social areas. Hudson 
Hoagland is uniquely qualified in moderate this sym- 
posium. 



self-eliminating or harmful to the developing organism. 
Only a tiny fraction of 1 per cent may give the developing 
organism a survival advantage by natural selection over its 
competitors. Biological evolution of a species is thus a very 
slow and wasteful process, usually measured in millions of 
years, with thousands of new forms perishing for each one 
that survives. We people are a distillate of 3 billion years of 
this process of evolution. 

In the past man has not tampered with his own 
biological evolution — the only exception I know of is his 
almost universal taboo against incest. But by substituting 
artificial selection in breeding for the very slow processes of 
natural selection, he has produced a vast number of 
domestic plants and animals with, for him, desired qualities. 
His reluctance to practice eugenics on himself is inherent in 
much of his ethical and religious beliefs, but it is also due to 
ignorance as to how one could selectively breed for 
desirable human characteristics without at the same time! 
producing deleterious characteristics. 

One of the most magnificent advancements of science 
of all time has been the discovery over the past 20 years of 
the chemical nature of the gene, the alphabet and sentence 
structure of DNA and RNA as a remarkable information 
system — a blueprint — to tell the developing embryo how 
to make a copy of its parents. This knowledge has also 
suggested ways to modify the DNA structure to eliminate 
errors of metabolism that cause a host of diseases. 
According to H. V. Aposhian 36 million future life years] 
were lost in 1967 from birth defects (primarily genetic 
defects) in the United States. This is 4.5 times as many 
future life years as those lost annually from heart disease, 8| 
times as many as those from cancer and 10 times as many 
as those from stroke. The new knowledge of inheritance 
thus has great potential for medicine and it may also some 
day offer ways to improve human intelligence and other 
socially desirable qualities. While there are still enormous 
gaps in our knowledge as to how to do these thing-* fol 
man, it is probable that in a few decades we ■-hill be able to 
do some of them, thus producing possible great benefits, or 
perhaps a veritable kettle of worms. 

A unique thing about man is that he is the only animal 
that has now, or soon will have, knowledge to direct and 
control his own luologic.il evolution. The significance ot 
this in terms of law. medicine, ethics, and human values is 
what this issue of the Wl'l Journal is about. B 

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Genetic Engineering 



The Good That Can Come 



by James F. Danielli 



ikjenetic engineering is becoming possible. The time scale 

i which the different acts in this scene will occur is 

i npredictable, and the consequences of these acts are also 

npredictable. Therefore, it's entirely desirable that we 

ihould have intensive public discussion on this matter 

hefore we become too deeply embedded in its conse- 

: uences. Indeed, one may say that of all the topics which 

■ught to be in the public rather than in the private domain, 

nd which have hitherto lain mainly in the private domain, 

i enetic engineering is perhaps the most important for us to 

onsider. 

In general, too much attention has been paid so far in 
'Ublic debate to the role that genetic engineering may play 
|.i changing the future of man himself and too little 
ttention has been paid to the other uses which might be 
lade of genetic engineering. I shall nevertheless make one 
omment on the desirability of human genetic engineering. 
Evidence appears to be accumulating that our civilization is 
|.ow operating close to the limit of human capacity, and if 
we expect our civilization to advance beyond the point 
i/hich it has already reached, then it may be necessary to 
to more than simply abide with what we have now. 
lowever, although we have these grave troubles which lead 
ne to say that we are perhaps reaching the limit of our 
apacity, I think we should not blame ourselves too much. 
These troubles arise from the way in which we have 
Lvolved. In other words, we're not responsible for our 
■ volution, although we are to some extent responsible for 
/hat we do now. But man as he now exists did not evolve 
or our present life. 

r he Evolution Time Scale 

The time scale of evolution, for a significant change in a 
jpecies like ourselves, lies somewhere between say 100,000 

\)R. JAMES F. DANIELLI and his team of researchers at 
\he State University of New York at Buffalo have success- 
wily synthesized living cells from components. While he has 
treat confidence in man s ability to engineer genes, he 
hcognizes the scientist's need for guidance from society to 
yisure that the application of such knowledge produces an 
vnprovement in the quality of life for all. Dr. Danielli is a 
\ative of England, where he earned three doctorates (in 
[hemistry, physiology, and biochemistry) from the univer- 
ities of London and Cambridge. He is presently director of 
he Center for Theoretical Biology at SUNY/Buffalo. 

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years and 10,000,000 years. Now, man moved out of the 
food-gathering stage of life about five to ten thousand years 
ago. In that period there has not been sufficient time for a 
significant alteration in the genetic structure of man. 
Therefore, one is bound to conclude that the genetic 
system, and the structure and functions we operate with 
now, are those which evolved before civilization developed, 
before men began to live together in communities of more 
than a few dozen people. The forces of natural selection, 
which have determined the nature of the human genetic 
system and given us our basic aptitudes, were not those of 
civilized life but those operating on man in his food- 
gathering stage of existence. And it's quite an extraordinary 
thing that we do as well as we do, considering the 
circumstances in which we arose. If we are to move into 
more advanced systems of civilization, then there is 
probably no choice but to study the techniques of genetic 
engineering and the theory of genetic engineering, because 
natural selection, which has brought us to where we are, 
operates on too long a time scale to be effective in solving 
the problems with which we are now confronted. 

I'd like to give some sort of feeling for what is possible 
within the whole domain of genetic engineering. What, in 
other words, could we hope to achieve by artificial 
synthesis of life? I can do this best by giving a few figures. 
If you take an ordinary protein with 150 amino acids in it, 
the total number of alternative forms of that protein is 
10 19S . That is an inconceivably large number. In fact, it's so 
inconceivably large that one can only begin to appreciate it 
by thinking about other smaller but still immensely large 
numbers. Now, how do we do that? Well, suppose we take 



the Big Bang Theory of the origin of the universe. The 
latest figure that I've seen for the duration of the universe 
since the bang is 10 30 seconds. Now suppose we divide 10 
into 10 195 ; we wind up near enough to 10 150 different 
proteins would have to be formed every second in order to 
make one of every possible protein of this particular chain 
length. To do this, an inconceivably large number of 
proteins would need to be synthesized every second. Could 
that vast number have been synthesized? Let's say they 
contain just one electron per protein (that's of course a 
gross over-simplification). The present estimate is that there 
are about 10 80 electrons in the universe. Now if we divide 
10 30 into 10 150 (which is the number of proteins we have to 
make every second) we see each electron would have to 
make about 10 70 proteins per second. Chemistry doesn't 
happen at that rate. 

Now, what does this mean? It means that even if we 
consider only one type of protein, it has been absolutely 
impossible for one type of each of the possibilities to have 
been generated through the whole of the history of the 
universe. And this in turn means that far from natural 
selection having been able to operate upon all the possible 
variants of life and the protein structure and so forth, only 
the most minute trace of the possible variants could ever 
have existed. This situation becomes even worse when we 
move from considering proteins to considering whole 
organisms. Kim Atwood calculated that the number of 
variants of E. Coli bacteria is io 2 ' 000 - 000 If we make the 
same calculation for man, it's easier to express it. in a 
different way. The possible variants of man are of the order 



10 



10 



n . Now that is an even more inconceivably large 
number than any I've mentioned before. In other words, 
the prospects opened by artificial life synthesis and genetic 
engineering are infinitely far beyond the range of human 
understanding at the present time and may always be 
beyond the range of human understanding. And as an 
experimental science, of course, genetic engineering cannot 
exist in its own right. It can only exist as a feasible 
enterprise in the light of an appropriate theoretical science 
which enables us to select from this infinite range of 
possibilities those which might be most worthwhile investi- 
gating. And we must bear in mind that even if the universe 
goes on as long as it has to date and man practices genetic 
engineering for that length of time, we could make only a 
very small fraction of the possible organisms. 

Having commented on the scale which is revealed to us, 
I would like to comment on some issues of greater 
immediacy. Too much attention has been paid to genetic 
engineering in relation to man. There are other fields in 
which, for the time being, it will be much more important 
— for example, in biological industry. Any chemical which 
can be made by a biological process can be made with much 
less pollution and very often with much less cost in the long 
run; if it's a complex substance, certainly with less cost and 
with less waste than by present chemical engineering 
methods. By replacing some of our present industries with 
others based upon organisms developed for those industries, 
we can reduce the scale of pollution by a scale of, say, 10 
or 10 3 for those particular processes. Thereby we may be 
able to continue in certain ways the process of growl h in 
our industry. This will certainly not be feasible if we arc 




I>bliged to rely upon the type of industry we have at this 
ime. 

Another field where we might well benefit is genetic 
engineering on plants. At the present time, plant breeders 
an only produce new plants by acting upon those genes 
vhich are already contained in the species. Which means 
hat a vast number of genes contained in other species are 
inaccessible. But as far as genetic engineering is concerned, 
•ny gene that actually exists is available to put into a new 
jpecies by artificial methods. For example, it is probably 
)ossible to take crops like rice and wheat and corn and 
nsert into them genes for proteins which will raise their 
jmtritional value. We might also put the nitrogen-fixing 
nechanism into them so it won't be necessary to synthesize 
litrogen to put on the land as fertilizer. One can foresee 
hat there are possibilities of an agricultural revolution 
hrough genetic engineering. 

Then there are possibilities of taking cells like those 
rom the nervous system and building a completely 
Jifferent type of computing and calculating mechanism, 
me based on cellular systems. This is obviously fairly far in 
he future, but if you read the literature dealing with nerve 
:ells, you will see that the first steps which can lead to this 
ort of thing are being made. 



my older friends, Sir Joseph Barcroft, who was professor of 
physiology at Oxford, managed this very neatly. He retired 
from Oxford and established the Unit for Animal Phys- 
iology at Cambridge, which he ran very successfully. He 
went home to lunch with his wife every day. One day he 
ran to catch the bus to go home for his lunch. He jumped 
for his bus, he sat down, he died. Now that is a very good 
way of going out of life. And if we could all do that at 
minimal cost it would save much money and much grief. 

One of the ways of finding out about that possibility is 
by taking human cells apart and finding out what makes 
them grow old. And it's not a very simple process. But we 
do know that human cells, many of them, have a very 
limited life-span. They can go on for so many divisions, or 
so much length of time, and then they shut down. By using 
the techniques of genetic engineering, there is a very 
reasonable hope that we can find out what the basic process 
is that determines the life-span of a cell and of an organism 
and thereby see whether it's possible to adjust the various 
sorts of clocking devices which turn on in our tissues at 
different times and make us subject to the diseases of old 
age. ■ 



Aging 

I'll conclude by remarking about a study I've begun to 
Knter into myself, which relates to the problem of health 
fare. If one looks at what's going on in the world of health 
lare, one cannot fail to be impressed by the rate at which 
Ihe costs are rising and by the fact that, although we may 
|ind cures for most of the killing diseases of the present 
lime, we shall not much extend the life-span of man. 
Indeed, according to the latest calculation, if all cases of 
fancer were cured instantaneously, it would add about one 
|nd one-half years to the expectation of life. Now we could 
|o much better by stopping smoking, as a matter of fact, or 
»y taking more exercise. If all the main killing diseases were 
polished (presently killing diseases that is), it would only 
idd about three or four or five years to the expectation of 
fife for the average individual in western Europe. The 
Ijimple reason is that by the time we reach the age of 70 or 
10 or 90, we're so full of pathological conditions that if we 
lon't die of one, then we promptly die in a few months of 
(mother. So, you see, there's absolutely nothing to prevent 
he cost of health care from escalating to such a degree that 
|t is bound to become intolerable in due course, because 
Ivery time we discover how to cure something, we also add 
|o the cost. 

Now there appears to me to be only one way of 
Ipproaching this problem, and that is to find out what the 
Lging process is. Of this we are at present totally ignorant. 
|\.nd then take a look at whether something can be done 
Ibout it. For example, it would be very nice if instead of 
having tumors and rheumatism and respiratory disorders 
'vhich make one's health decline as time goes on, one could 
Instead have these disabilities clocked in at a particular 
point, say, so that one lived at a good level of health and 
pen there was a precipitous decline. A sharp end to life 
Ivithout previous ill health, is much to be desired. One of 



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Genetic Engineering 




and For What? 



by Paul A. Freund 



W, 



hen someone says that we must improve the genetic 
inheritance of future generations, what exactly is meant by 
we} Who decides which questions, by what standards, 
subject to what checks? Lawyers are accustomed to 
differentiating questions of fact and questions of law, to 
define the roles of the jury and the judge; here it is 
necessary to be clear about the difference between ques- 
tions of science and technology and those of ethics and 
policy. 

The vision of a greater human race, the vision of 
positive eugenics, might take as its text, ironically, some 
lines of Walt Whitman: "The pride of America leaves the 
wealth and finesse of the cities and all returns of commerce 
and agriculture and show of exterior victory to enjoy the 
breed of full-sized men, or one full-sized man uncon- 
querable and simple." "Full-sized men" - how do we 
recognize them (again the unanalyzed "we"), and "simple" 
men — how do we know their value for survival? It is much 
easier when we are breeding farm animals, for milk or meat 
or pulling power. During World War II there was a shortage 
of penicillin, a newly discovered drug, in the North African 
theatre of operations, and the question arose whether 
priority should be given to soldiers suffering from battle 
wounds or to those afflicted with venereal disease. The 
commanding officer, against the advice of his consultants, 
decided to give priority to the venereal disease sufferers, 
and justified his decision in a persuasive way. The over- 
riding goal of his command was to put the maximum 
number of troops on the front line in the shortest possible 
time. The battle-wounded would require a longer time to 



One of the nation's most distinguished constitutional 
lawyers, PAUL A. FREUND began his legal career as a clerk 
for the late Supreme Court Justice Brandeis. In a decade of 
federal service, Freund was on the legal staffs of the 
Treasury and Justice departments. Since 1940 he has held 
several special professorships at the Harvard Law School. A 
fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he 
succeeded Hudson Hoagland as its president from 1964 to 
1967. He has written several books, including Ethical 
Aspects of Experimentation with Human Subjects, which 
probes the relationship between medical researchers and 
their human subjects. 



recuperate, and they posed no danger of infection to 
others; therefore their claims must be subordinated. For 
better or worse, the goals of human existence are rarely so 
circumscribed and the choices so readily rationalized. And 
the further we peer into the future — from decades to 
centuries to millennia — the more problematic become our 
priorities, the more humble our pretensions to wisdom. 
Who shall choose, even for the sake of the survival of the 
species, between artists and scientists, poets and engineers, 
men of cognition and men of feeling? 

Perhaps positive eugenics should be looked at in a closer 
perspective of time. The most nearly available technique for 
the controlled engineering of offspring appears to be 
offered by the prospect of cloning, the asexual replication 
of a male or female progenitor with no interfusion of 
chromosomes from a second parent. Since the donor's 
chromosomes are embodied in all his or her somatic cells, 
there is a practically limitless supply, subject to the 
availablilty of egg cells into which a donor cell can be 
nucleated for sustenance, either in vivo or (conceivably) in 
vitro. Thus we may be facing a new kind of nuclear 
explosion, this one of a biological nature. Whether the 
progeny will in fact turn out to be replicas of the parent is a 
question for science; possibly mutations will occur, possibly 
slight changes in nourishment and environment will make a 
substantial difference, and, particularly in the case of a 
genius as the forebear, the line between creative genius and 
hapless incompetence may prove to be a tenuous one. 
Whether the aggregate gene pool will be impoverished 
seriously is likewise a basic scientific question. 

But the ethical issues go far beyond the scientific ones. 
What the xeroxing of human beings would do to the 
fundamental premises of personality, moral responsibility 
and freedom of will, must give us great pause. The mystery 
of individual personality, resting on the chance combina- 
tion of ancestral traits, is at the basis of our sense of mutual 
compassion and at the same time, of accountability. Within 
the individual the mystery is a wellspring of striving and 
aspiration. To become a new edition, indeed only a new 
imprint of a parent, could undermine these expectations 
and aspirations and produce a breed of passive creatures 
waiting for the familiar ancestral scenario to unfold, a breed 
for whom praise, blame, wonder, and fulfillment would 
have lost their meaning. 

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erhaps this is the destiny of the race. Perhaps moral 
premises will themselves have to alter drastically to ac- 
commodate the new technologies. If so, we can at least be 
:lear about it and speculate on what the new morality will 
>e like. Some changes have, of course, already occurred in 
"esponse to scientific advance. Darwinism presented a crisis 
"or literal religionists, as Copernicus had for medieval 
heology. But these shifts left it possible to retain the 
:ssential moral foundations of human responses to human 
)eings; agnostic humanism is at one with revealed religion 
n its stress on humility and mystery, and the intrinsic 
uiman worth that emerges from these avowals of self- 
imitation. Indeed, as knowledge has grown the horizons of 
he still unknown have kept receding. 

The issue is not whether the search for knowledge 
hould be curtailed; that way darkness lies. The issue is 
ather whether individual human beings should be con- 
tracted with a set of preordained traits, and indeed 
vhether an indefinite number of such identical products 
;hould be engineered. This is an issue that transcends 
cientific freedom, the freedom to inquire and to know, 
11 ince it can determine for future generations the capacity 
J: Ind the will to know, no less than the possession of other 
raits of thought and feeling that we regard as the essence 
)f the human. At whatever council table such an issue is 
lecided, there should be spokesmen for the future genera- 
ions in whose behalf we would be purporting to act, 
pokesmen like the guardian appointed by a court to 
epresent unborn heirs or infant claimants. 

More modest proposals, for negative eugenics, do not 
Jl :scape these problems of standards and procedures in 
9 lecision-making. A good starting-point for discussion is the 
:ase of the mongoloid baby which was the subject of a 
ymposium at the Kennedy Foundation in Washington last 
November. At a leading eastern hospital an infant was born 
ind diagnosed as suffering from Downs syndrome (mon- 
ploidism), together with an intestinal obstruction which 
tfould be fatal in a matter of days unless corrected by a 
elatively safe surgical operation. The facts were laid before 
:he parents, who decided, in the interest of their two 
I lormal children, that the baby should not have the 
)peration and should be allowed to expire in the hospital. 
The pediatricians took the position that this decision was 
jinding on them, since as they understood the law it would 
je illegal to operate on a child without the parents' 
:onsent. And so the infant was permitted to linger, 
innourished, until death came within some two weeks' 
:ime. 

The first point of interest in this case is the nature of 
he decision to be made. For the doctors it was a legal 
lecision, controlled by the parents' wishes. For the parents 
t was a decision conditioned largely on the assumption that 
:he care of the child would devolve upon the family. 
Neither decision can be said to have been made with full 
inderstanding. It is true that one parent must consent to a 
orm of surgery for a child where there is a genuine choice 
jf treatment; but when the choice is between death and a 
ife-saving intervention, the interests of the child cannot be 
'inally willed away by the parents; there are a number of 
:ases where a hospital, seeking instructions from a court in 
such a situation, has been ordered to perform an operation 

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over parental objection based, for example, on religious 
scruples against blood transfusion. Those cases, to be sure, 
did not present the issue of a mongoloid child; but the 
doctors' position here professed to be based on a general 
principle of law. Likewise the parents' decision seems to 
have been based on the assumption of home care, without 
adequate exploration of the alternative of institutional care 
(and its costs). In short, there was lacking any forum where 
all the interests and possibilities could be explored. When it 
was suggested in the symposium that a hearing in court 
should have been arranged, with a guardian appointed to 
represent the child, objection was voiced that lawyers and 
judges are not experts in Downs syndrome. That, of course, 
misses the point, namely that the experts should have their 
full say and that a disinterested arbiter, taking account of 
the experts' testimony and also of moral standards of 
judgment, should make the ultimate decision. 




What are these moral standards? They are not purely 
private; they can be educed by reasoning from analogy. Is it 
legitimate to put another human being to death in order to 
make life more comfortable, psychologically and economi- 
cally, for the survivors? Is the case like that of the care of a 
terminally ill patient, when extraordinary supportive meas- 
ures may not be taken and the patient is allowed to take 
leave of life without hindrance — are the prospects of the 
newly born and the aged dying patient comparable from 
the standpoint of the possibility for savoring some, if not 
all, of the wondrous experiences of life as a human being? 
Is there a point at which this prospect in the newly-born is 
so attenuated in its range that the offspring should not be 
regarded as a person (what in medieval theology was termed 
a monster, not "ensouled")? If the condition could have 
been discovered prenatally, and if abortion would then have 
been justified, is infanticide similarly justified? If not, is 
there an obligation on the part of the state to assume the 
care of the child when the parents seek to renounce it? Is 
the case for such a social obligation strengthened where the 
use and the non-use of prenatal diagnosis tends to cor- 
respond to the social class of the mother? 



JLhe question about social class is a reminder that lurking 
throughout the subject is the problem of economic and 
social inequality and how this factor would relate to the 
various measures proposed. In legal terms, the problem is 
the equal protection of the laws — the principle that 
classification must have a reasonable basis, and that where 
fundamental human values are involved classification must 
rest on a compelling public need. 

The problem of equal protection has in fact arisen in 
connection with negative eugenics. In 1927 the Supreme 
Court considered a case under a Virginia law that required 
the sterilization of persons in state institutions who were 
afflicted with a hereditary form of feeble-mindedness. In a 
summary opinion, Justice Holmes sustained the law, closing 
his opinion with the quip "Three generations of imbeciles 
are enough." It used to be fashionable to quote this remark 
and add: "Mr. Justice Butler dissented." Today we are 
more likely to be embarrassed by Holmes' jauntiness. 
Whether such sterilization will have an appreciable effect on 
the prevalence of feeble-mindedness, in view of the number 
of apparently normal carriers, is a question for the 
biostatisticians. But conceding an appreciable effect, the 
issue of equal protection remains for moralists and lawyers. 
Is it acceptable to enforce sterilization only upon those in 
state-supported institutions — manifestly a limitation re- 
flecting differences in social class? In 1970 the Supreme 
Court came close to reconsidering the 1927 decision, when 
it granted review of a Nebraska case involving a law that 
required the sterilization of mentally deficient persons as a 
condition of their release from a state institution. Fortu- 



nately or unfortunately the law was repealed before the 
case could be heard by the Supreme Court. It is a safe 
assumption that the Court would have had more trouble 
with the problem than did Justice Holmes and his col- 
leagues (save for Justice Butler). 

The principle of equal protection embodies an impor- 
tant political check, apart from its mandate of distributive 
justice to those immediately affected. Politically, a control 
device is likely to receive less thorough consideration as the 
class of those affected is small and relatively powerless. A 
law that bears equally on rich and poor, scions of wealth 
and wards of the state, will receive the kind of scrutiny in 
its enactment and its administration that the gravity of the 
subject requires. 

Similar considerations apply when we consider straight- 
forward proposals to encourage population control. It is 
attractive to search for the middle ground of incentives and 
thereby avoid both the weakness of mere persuasion and 
the heavy force of legal coercion. In a market economy, 
incentives tend naturally to be economic ones — subsidies 
for family limitation, tax burdens for family expansiveness. 
Unless, again, the result is to be fashioned along lines of 
economic class, great care will have to be taken to see that 
the incentives bear equitably upon all classes. 

And so, in the end, whether we deal with positive 
eugenics or negative eugenics or the limitation of popu- 
lation growth, what is possible to accomplish is more than 
matched in difficulty by questions of what it is right to 
accomplish and what are the right means to employ. As 
Einstein said, physics is so much easier than politics. I 



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Genetic Engineering 



The Morality of Manipulation 



by R. Paul Ramsey 



JLhree things are said to evidence the wisdom and 
greatness of the ancient Chinese people. They invented 
gunpowder and failed to invent firearms. They invented 
printing and didn't think of newspapers. They invented the 
compass and failed to discover America. 

A similar attitude, I want to say, should be adopted 
toward future possible applications of biomedical knowl- 
edge. And I want to say that we must all get used to the 
idea that biomedical technology makes possible many 
things we should never do. Yet how unlikely it is that we 
will have any such sense of limits there where we need it 
most — namely, where technology promises mastery over 
human genesis, and the alleged perfectability of man's 
natural endowments. 

I might begin by musing over what happened to the 
title of this symposium. It reads: "Man's Responsibility to 
His Future. " Yet in a letter to me in January, President 
Hazzard was pondering whether seniors and others today 
might participate more knowledgeably in today's discussion 
if the title read "Genetic Engineering: A Humane Tech- 
nology?" Or perhaps, he said, "The Ethics of the Unethi- 
cal. " While my mention of this may violate good taste and 
the civil tradition within a learned community, I want only 
to say that without any stolen Pentagon Papers detailing 
the decision-making processes around here, it is perfectly 
obvious what happened in the evolution of that title. It was 
honed into accord with the most basic, silently operating 
assumption of the modern age, namely, that we should do 
whatever we can do. 

Now, genetic engineering is, of course, a metaphor. 
Only by adopting a limited referent for that expression can 
we make clear what we are talking about. Following the 

A distinguished theologian, DR. PAUL RAMSEY'S in- 
terests in science have made him a unique intermediary 
between the two fields. A prolific author, he has many 
times expressed his concern for ethics and the need for 
theologians and others to review their traditional views and 
beliefs in the light of new scientific knowledge. 

Paul Ramsey is the Harrington Speare Paine Professor 
of Religion at Princeton University , a trustee of the Council 
of Religion in International Affairs, former president of the 
American Theological Society and the American Society of 
Christian Ethics. For two years he served as the Joseph P. 
Kennedy Jr. Foundation Visiting Professor in Genetic 
Ethics. 



experimental effort, now in process, to change the genes of 
two small German girls who are suffering from an irrevers- 
ibly degenerative disease known as argininemia, in the 
future it may be possible to effect gene-changes in many 
another existing individual human being (whether con- 
ceptus or infant): to alter the gene deficiency that causes 
PKU, or cystic fibrosis, or sickle-cell anemia, or Tay-Sachs 
disease, or simply to tell a person's pancreas to start making 
insulin (which would seem to be a better remedy for 
diabetes than injections). All such gene changes will be 
treatments. We should call those procedures as a class 
genetic therapy, in order to locate them alongside the 
non-genetic treatments, such as injections for diabetes, now 
available for some genetic illnesses. The appropriate meta- 
phor for gene-change treatment when and as it becomes 
possible, I suggest, should be genetic surgery (not genetic 
engineering). 

For that makes it immediately evident that treating the 
genes of existing patients, born or unborn, will raise no 
unusual moral questions, no issues not already present in 
investigational therapeutic trials or hazardous or other 
last-ditch surgery of any other sort. The sole exception is 
the complicating factor, which I will not go into, that 
gene-change surgery may raise serious additional moral 
questions not raised in other sorts of surgery because of its 
possibly erratic heritability. 

By genetic engineering, however, I mean gene changes 
targeted upon the sperm and ova (or their precursor cells) 
in the case of suspected carrier couples with the objective 
of preventing the transmission of life suffering from serious 
genetic defect. Now since the word "gamete" is the generic 
term for ova and sperm and their precursor cells, we might 
call this "genetic engineering by gametic manipulation." 
But since that's a large mouthful, let us simply say germinal 
engineering. 

This is a stipulative definition of our topic. Yet I hope 
it is a persuasive one since only so can we keep clear an 
important distinction between genetic engineering of 
gametes and the genetic treatment of individual patients, 
born or unborn, and since only in this way can we make 
clear the serious moral issues we will face in contemplating 
the possibility of genetically engineering our children when 
they are nothing. 

For it should be immediately evident that, as a 
proposal, genetic engineering (in the limited meaning I give 
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transmission of life suffering from serious genetic defect. 
Such a new procedure would have to be compared with 
available alternatives in the practice of preventive genetic 
medicine, would have to be compared with optional uses of 
our rapidly increasing genetic knowledge in responsible 
parenthood or responsible non-parenthood. Those alterna- 
tives are, to mention a few, genetically conditioned 
prohibitive marriage licenses, genetically motivated steriliza- 
tion, using three contraceptives at once, abstinence, or 
hieing yourself away to an old-fashioned Catholic mon- 
astery or nunnery if you can find one. 



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I ow what would prompt anyone to adopt one or 
another of those seemingly more radical preventions as 
against the promise of germinal engineering that we can go 
ahead and have better babies anyway? Or what would 
prompt me to argue that genetic engineering cannot be the 
indicated, or even a choiceworthy, application of our 
knowledge of genetics? 

Simply because, when measured by the principles of 
sound ethics or by the received canons of medical ethics, 
germinal engineering would be an immoral experiment on 
the child-to-be — immoral because not consented to by the 
primary subject; immoral because, when he is not yet, the 
child suffers no defect which could justify anyone in 
consenting on his behalf medically, or justify a physician in 
making the risk-filled balancing judgment which ordinarily 
warrants investigational trials or last-ditch efforts on actual 
patients (such as making a judgment to treat an uncon- 
scious patient by the side of the highway). Rightly ordered 
concern for the child-to-be, I suggest, would compel us to 
conclude that we ought not to choose for another the 
possible procedurally induced hazards he alone must bear 
while at the same time choosing to give him life in which to 
bear them, in which to suffer our chosen experiments, and 
to be the vehicle "progress" whatever the consequences. 



When pressed, researchers in this field cannot deny that 
there may have to be not a few mishaps, not a few 
monstrosities discarded, more serious defects induced in 
place of the one sought to be prevented, before they can 
even get to know how to perfect the technology of 
germinal engineering. The last test done to detect induced 
damage may itself be injurious or may have to be omitted 
because it risks greater possible damage; the same for the 
last intrauterine screening or scanning, the last tap of the 
amniotic fluid. 

The rejoinder that will be forthcoming is as follows. 
The incidence of probable risk of induced damage can be 
kept equal to or below the incidence of probable natural 
defect calculated from the genetic histories or tests of the 
would-be parents. Moreover, in the course of the necessary 
close attention to this life, the necessary testing and 
scanning of its development, a lot of other unsuspected 
defects or accidental damage (as, for example, from its 
mother's sleeping pills) may be discovered along the way. 
These too can be dealt with or their subject eliminated by 
genetic abortion. That is the rejoinder. 

But the life we're talking about would not have been, 
and therefore would not have been subjected to those 
hazards, had he not first been produced by the choice of 
germinal engineering as our means of preventing of trans- 
mission of genetic defects. You cannot justify a question- 
able procedure by appeals that in thought assume it has 
already taken place. By no logic can this new sort of genesis 
be made to bottom on itself, or be justified by concomitant 
balancing of advantages that already presuppose the experi- 
ment (which was in question) that placed the child-to-be at 
risk of both induced and natural damage. The sperm and 
egg are in need of no physician; nor is there any child who 
has consented to be used at risk to cure his parents' need 
for a child. 

It is therefore one thing for human ingenuity to find a 
way, even at great risk, to protect an unborn child or an 
infant from more serious risk by developing gene-change 
surgery or treatment. But it is quite another thing for 
human ingenuity to create, at the risk of procedurally 
induced damage, a human life thereafter to be monitored 
for those same damages. 

The rejoinder I have posed to my argument, however, 
breaks down and analyzes the original proposal in a fine 
way. It shows us that the basic idea of genetic engineering 
or germinal manipulation turns human procreation into 
manufacture of our progeny, or rather replaces the trans- 
mission of life from life by the categories of manufactory 
(which of all human activities is most concerned with 
product design, and with doing anything at all to improve 
the product, or at least to seem to do so). 

Therefore, the proposal to engineer sperm and ova or 
their precursor cells to prevent the transmission of serious 
genetic defects contains, in its rationale, and in principle, 
the use of biomedical technology to eliminate minor 
defects as well as serious ones; positive eugenics no less than 
negative; the introduction of i gene for blond hair, if 
desired, no less than genes for greater intelligence or 
musical ability; the delivery to people of a child with the 
wanted sex no less than producing from them a child 
without cystic fibrosis 1>v manipulating their gametes; the 
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less than a potential Horowitz in the family; the mixture of 
chromosomes from other species with human ova and 
sperm cultures before they are brought together in the final 
product on the laboratory assembly line. 



Xhese are not just the fancies of authors of articles in 
popular magazines today — extrapolations to be denied by 
serious scientists. Joshua Lederberg of Stanford University 
begins by speculating on what would be "the effect of 
dosage of the human twenty-first chromosome on the 
development of the brain of the mouse or the gorilla"; he 
ends by contemplating "the introduction of genetic mate- 
rials from other spheres" into the human. And Dr. R. G. 
Edwards — that "brave" pioneer in the manipulation of 
embryos at risk — asks whether medical ethics, having been 
stretched to warrant what he is doing in in vitro fertiliza- 
tion and embryo transplantation, can be further stretched 
to justify "the more remote techniques" for "modifying 
embryos," such as the productions of "chimeras" by adding 
to a human embryo the precursor cells for organs from 
other blastocysts, and perhaps from other species. 

The speculation that most appeals to me is the idea that 
I might have been created with a contraption for photo- 
synthesis on my back, so that like a plant I never had to 
eat. . . but still had a penchant for philosophy. In any case, 
the radical displacement of procreation by manufactory 
happens long before we begin to think of adding to future 
possible human beings organs and capacities not their own. 
That begins with the acceptance of genetic engineering as a 
project. With that, the fundamental moral argument for all 
subsequent steps would be completed, whether we take 
those steps or not or whether we judge them to be worth 
taking or not. 

We must conclude that with genetic engineering by 
gametic manipulation we are already in the world of the 
Fertilizing Stations and Decanting Rooms of the East 
London Hatchery in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. 
Huxley's vision of a pharmacological and genetic Utopia, we 
should remember, was an entirely happy society. That 
means that, defendable step by defendable step, we shall all 
be happy on the way there. Otherwise Brave New World 
would not be the happy place its prescient author predicted 
it to be. 

C. S. Lewis is another author, less famous perhaps, who 
shares with Aldous Huxley the prescience of having 
discerned, under the very shadow of Nazism, that genetics 
rather than the misuse of political power constitutes in our 
era the greatest danger of "the abolition of man." He wrote 
in the book of that title in 1942 that we should "not do to 
minerals or vegetables what modern science threatens to do 
to man himself." Lewis seemed to have discerned the last 
citadel from which technological applications are apt to be 
excluded or where we will discover limits we will agree to 
defend as we would defend our lives will prove to be the 
citadel of man's nature itself. While the leopard, the great 
whale, and the forests are to be protected in the ecological 
ethic of our day by restoring to mankind a proper sense of 
things, man as a natural being himself may be given no such 
protection. There are parameters of the cheetah's existence 
that ought not to be violated. . . but scarcely any we can 



think of of man's. Other species are to be protected in their 
natural habitat, in their natural functions, and in their 
natural courses of action, but man is doubtfully to be left 
like them. 

There is a renewed sense of the sacredness of groves, 
and of the fact that air and streams should not be violated. 
At the same time there seems to be no abatement of the 
acceptance of the view that human parenthood can be 
taken apart and reassembled in Oxford, England; New 
York; or Washington, D.C. And of course, if we can 
disassemble and reassemble human procreation, it follows 
that thereafter human nature has to be wrought by 
Predestinators in the Decanting and Conditioning Rooms of 
the East London Hatchery or in commercial firms bearing 
the name "Genetic Laboratories, Inc." in all of our 
metropolitan centers. Significantly, that latter name was 
the one chosen for a commercial sperm bank recently 
opened in New York City, whose ostensible and entirely 
praiseworthy mission is simply to provide men with a 
backstop for voluntary vasectomy. Yet its founders called it 
Genetic Laboratories. 

The reason this seems to me our future is that the 
agents of these vast changes are the authoritative figures in 
white coats. Defendable step by defendable step, they are 
deemed by the public to be not so much researchers or 
technicians but mainly members of the healing profession, 
those who care for us, who tend the human condition. That 
being so, before it is realized that the objective has ceased 
to be respect for the unborn patient and tending the garden 
of the human creation, it will be too late and Huxley will 
have been proved true. 

Joshua Lederberg, speaking of how public policy may 
be determined in regard to clonal reproduction, ventured 
his opinion that how the public received would depend on 
"the accident of the first advertised examples. . . its batting 
average, or public esteem of the clonant; the handsomeness 
of the parahuman product. . . " 

Perhaps I can conclude by expressing the paradoxical 
and macabre "hope" that the first example of the pro- 
duction of a child by the genetic engineering of its parents' 
gametes will prove to be a bad result and that it will be well 
advertised, not hidden from view. / do not myself actually 
believe that the good to come from vast public revulsion in 
such an event would retroactively justify the impairment of 
that single child. But then, for the same reasons, neither do 
I believe that germinal manipulation is a procedure that can 
possibly be morally justified, even if the result happened to 
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Genetic Engineering 



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by Carl Djerassi 



X have an advantage over the other speakers in this 
discussion of genetic engineering. I weaf two hats — an 
academic one and an industrial one — and I can change 
these hats with considerable rapidity. I realize that this is 
sometimes disconcerting and unfair in discussions or argu- 
ments because at times a question will be asked of me from 
an academic viewpoint and I will reply to it with an 
industrial slant, or vice versa. 

In my brief presentation I would like to give you a 
fourth view of the question of genetic engineering and, in 
particular, the possible involvement in this area by the 
scientific industrial community. In order to do so, we first 
need to define genetic engineering, at least from the 
industrial viewpoint. One convenient way of dividing the 
subject is to refer to it as constructive genetic engineering, 
meaning the improvement of progeny, and preventive 
genetic engineering, which would concentrate primarily on 
avoiding the birth of undesirable progeny. 

Professionally I am not a geneticist, but I have spent a 
great deal of time, both in my own research work and in 
terms of policy decisions, on a subject that is fairly close to 
today's topic, namely the question of birth control. The 
moral, technical, and policy questions are rather similar to 
those posed by genetic engineering, and I would like to 
point out some of these similarities. 



Abortion and Genetic Engineering 

Preventive genetic engineering leads directly to the question 



DR. CARL DJERASSI reflects the viewpoint of social 
impact of the advances in medical science. His entire career 
has involved research since he became a research chemist 
for Ciba Pharmaceutical Products in 1942. In 1949, he 
joined Syntex Corp. as associate director of research and in 
1968 he was elected its president. Since 1952, he has served 
concurrently as a professor of chemistry, first at Wayne 
State University and since 1959 at Stanford University. Dr. 
Djerassi's specialty field is steroid chemistry which is 
intimately involved in the study of human biological 
processes. He has published a great number of technical 
papers and several books. He serves on the editorial boards 
of five scientific journals. 



of abortion, and this is an area of research in which a great 
deal of work is now going on in the pharmaceutical 
industry. I myself happen to be a strong believer in the 
importance of such research. I am firmly convinced of the 
great importance of abortion, and I consider it a human 
right. I also recognize that this is a very controversial topic. 
Industry is involved in this field because of research on 
abortifacient agents — in other words, chemicals that will 
produce an abortion. If it is a very early one, then the 
question of abortion becomes almost semantic. Thus, do we 
consider expulsion of the fertilized egg after one or two 
days an abortion? If not, do we consider it after ten days, 
or twenty or thirty or eighty? In the Koran, for instance, 
life is supposed to start only around day eighty, because it 
is then that the fetus is supposed to acquire a soul. 
Therefore, under the limitations of the Muslim religion, 
elimination of the fertilized ovum during most of the first 
trimester of pregnancy (incidentally, by far the safest time 
from a clinical standpoint) would not be considered an 
improper abortion. 

Professor Freund in his earlier talk raised the question 
of legal constraints and impositions in the field of genetic 
engineering, and I believe that he considered this especially 
in the context of potential human cloning. If we actually 
would reach that particular level of technical competence 
when human cloning is actually feasible, then I have 
personally great doubts about the efficacy and feasibility of 
effective legislative coercion in that field. Let me cite a 
fairly simple but not too well known example from the 
field of abortion to substantiate this view. 

Abortion is in many respects the most widely practiced 
practical form of birth control. It is, of course, not 
preventive medical practice, but rather might be considered 
a cure for a "disease," if one actually considered an 
unwanted pregnancy to be a disease. In many countries, 
notably in eastern Europe since World War II, abortion is 
available free on demand. Furthermore, statistics from 
these countries are now fairly readily available, and they 
indicate that in several instances the number of abortions 
greatly exceeds the number of births. This appears to be 
also true in a number of western European countries, 
notably the predominantly Catholic nations such as France, 
Belgium, Austria, and Italy, where the number of illegal 
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number of births. Indeed, it is very likely that in the entire 
world somewhere on the order of forty million abortions 
occur in any one year, which would mean that nearly 8 per 
cent of all women of reproductive age undergo an abortion 
in any one year. From these staggering statistics one can 
conclude that even very oppressive legislation is unsuccess- 
ful in stopping a practice in the field of birth control when 
the motivation exists to use it. 

Rumania happens to be the country in which, until 
fairly recently, the number of abortions per capita was 
higher than that in any other country and in the middle 
1960s reached a level of approximately four abortions per 
live birth. As a result, the birth rate in Rumania dropped to 
the second lowest level in Europe. The Rumanian govern- 
ment became concerned with the situation and, in the fall 
of 1967, suddenly passed a very drastic anti-abortion law 
under which legal abortion in Rumania became almost as 
difficult as that in any other European country. As a result, 
within one year the birth rate in Rumania more than 
doubled, which is a spectacular increase and would tend to 
support Professor Freund's fear that issues dealing with 
birth (quantitatively, i.e., birth control; and qualitatively, 
i.e., genetic engineering) can be legislated and manipulated. 

However, within two years of the initial passage of the 
strict anti-abortion law, the Rumanian birth rate had again 
dropped very strikingly and started to approach its original 
level, because it apparently took the Rumanian population 
only about that long to adjust to the changed circumstances 
and to switch over predominantly to illegal abortions. The 
technical facilities for such abortions were, of course, 
available, and it was simply necessary to set up the original 
system in an illegal manner. While I am not aware whether 
precise data are actually available, I would suspect that the 
only consequence of the shift was probably an increase in 
the maternal death rate, an effect which the government 
hardly wanted to stimulate. The point that I am trying to 
make, and which is equally applicable to abortion and to 
genetic engineering, is that when we talk about such basic 
issues as procreation we are dealing with individual deci- 
sions, and there really are no legislative and legal mechan- 
isms for changing them in a fundamental manner. Edu- 
cation, public relations, religion, or appeals to chauvinistic 
and nationalistic motives are much more effective means of 
manipulating the quantitative and qualitative issues of 
birth. 



Industrial Considerations 

Let me now indicate how industry would consider the 
question of whether it should get involved to any major 
extent in the field of genetic engineering. From a purely 
pragmatic viewpoint, the industrial manager would first 
carry out an R.O.I, (return on investment) calculation. The 
factors that would be taken into consideration would be, 
for instance, the potential market (which in this case is 
essentially unknown), the development costs (which in this 
instance would be horrendous), the development time 
(which I think would be fantastically long), and, finally, the 
method of distribution (which probably would be highly 
restricted). Adding up all these factors, one would reach the 



almost inevitable conclusion that one cannot make a real 
case for any industrial organization getting involved in 
"constructive" genetic engineering unless that particular 
company is purely interested in doing basic research in 
genetics. However, to convert these research findings in the 
genetics laboratory into widely applicable agents for final 
human use would be prohibitively expensive and lengthy, 
and probably even unfeasible. It is for this reason that I 
believe that industry is very unlikely to get involved in this 
area. 



Government Regulations 

There is a second factor which industry would obviously 
take into consideration and that is the question of the role 
that government regulatory agencies play in this field. I am 
rather surprised that Professor Freund did not address 
himself to this topic because he would obviously be more 
competent to do so than any of the other speakers at this 
symposium. I would say that this aspect raises another very 
significant barrier to research in this field, and here again 
there is a considerable amount of similarity to the present 
situation in the birth-control field, which I have actually 
covered in two articles which appeared fairly recently in 
Science 2,3 Thus, while there is more and more concern 
worldwide about the so-called human population explosion 
and about the desirability of carrying out more research in 
the area of reproductive biology and physiology, especially 
as it applies to birth control, in actual fact less work is 
being done currently insofar as practical applications are 
concerned. This is not something which one realizes if one 
reads ordinary newspapers or even most scientific journals. 
More and more money is apparently being spent in this 
field, but less and less practical work is actually being done 
and fewer results achieved from such endeavors. Most of 
the interesting advances are actually effected in the 
laboratory on experimental animals and less and less 
exciting new work is being carried out with humans because 
of the tremendously increased restrictions regarding human 
experimentation. I am not passing any value judgment on 
these restrictions other than to point out that they exist 
and that it would be pointless to ignore them. 



Let me offer a quotation from an article which came 
out recently in Science, entitled "Gene Therapy for Human 
Genetic Disease." 4 The authors were dealing with the 
way-out genetic engineering that everyone is afraid about, 
notably about chemical treatment through modified 
DNA's. In the article the authors make what apparently 
seemed to them a new observation: "If synthetic DNA 
molecules are to be used, then we visualize the Food and 
Drug Administration or some similar organization enforcing 
quality standards for DNA preparations used in gene 
therapy." Note that the authors use the word "visualize." 
This seems to ignore the fact that it is not a question of 
"visualizing"; enforcing quality standards for DNA prepara- 
tions is already the current duty and function of the FDA. 
In this particular instance we are dealing with genetic 
treatment through chemical agents, and DNA is just 
another chemical. There is no question whatsoever that any 
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applications, would have to follow already existing FDA 
regulations, which he would find very restrictive. 

The same authors indicate that, in their opinion, one 
should first carry out extensive studies on animals to 
evaluate the potential therapeutic benefits. These tests 
should include long-term studies of the possible induction 
of cancer and genetic disturbances in experimental animals, 
and that this would require the development of animal 
models for human genetic diseases, etc. Apparently the 
authors of that article again overlooked the fact that this is 
exactly what already needs to be done now in areas of 
medicine that are much simpler than genetic engineering. In 
fact, according to the relatively new legislative mandates of 
the FDA, that agency has to approve for all practical 
purposes all protocols for new clinical research upon 
humans. In other words, if the experimenter wishes to treat 
his patient with any chemical, and DNA is a chemical, he 
first will have to get permission from the FDA to do so. In 
my opinion, it is exceedingly unlikely that any employee of 
that agency would in fact have the courage to permit any of 
these experiments to be carried out at this time. He would 
not necessarily have to forbid them, but he could procrasti- 
nate in a manner which would make such experimentation 
legally impossible. In my opinion, investigators, whether 
they are academic or industrial ones, should not ignore this 
reality. 

There is an apparent loophole to this control of a 
government regulatory agency and of the impact of legal 
restraints on research. Specifically, it is an area where 
human experimentation is easily possible and where experi- 
ments are sometimes carried out without applying all of the 
ethical and moral considerations that might be exerted. I 
speak of surgical interventions because, in the absence of 
drugs, regulatory agencies cannot, at this stage, enter. Thus, 
if one concerns oneself with questions of tissue transplanta- 
tion, one does not require any government approval, or 
indeed any outside approval. The surgeon, if he so wishes, 
can decide, essentially on his won within the confines of 
the regulations that exist in his own hospital or institution, 
to perform such experiments. This, or course, is what has 
happened in the case of heart transplants. However, since 
almost any form of genetic engineering that one could 
conceive of at this stage will not be purely surgical but will 
involve, in one way or another, chemical manipulation, 1 
believe that the tremendous barrier of externally imposed 
restraints by government regulatory agency should not be 
ignored and that this will probably be the most secure 
insurance that little, if any, of this research will actually be 
performed. 



Prospects for the Future 

Until now I have essentially covered only negative factors 
and you might ask whether there are any positive ones. 
Could industry conceivably get involved in the area of 
genetic engineering and, if so, could one really reach some 
goals in the foreseeable future? For the purposes of this 
talk, "foreseeable future" might be considered the time 
when the grandchildren of the class of 1972 are living. 

I am convinced that genetic engineering will be used 
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has already addressed himself to this topic. Moral restraints 
do not enter here, and neither do practical restraints. In this 
instance economic considerations are probably overriding, 
and progress in the field is such that marked advances can 
be anticipated. 

What about applications of "preventive" genetic engi- 
neering in humans? Surely there are some areas where a 
consensus on the part of scientists, lawyers, and theologians 
can easily be reached; for instance, few of them will 
probably argue the point that the prevention of mongolism 
in babies is a desirable goal. In order to achieve it, advances 
in diagnosis at an early stage are crucially important. 
Technically it is possible to aspirate amniotic fluid and to 
analyze it. If one developed accurate diagnostic procedures, 
preferably automated ones, it would provide us with 
information on a wide variety of potentially deleterious 
genetic diseases, and it would then be possible to inform 
the pregnant mother of that fact and leave up to her the 
decision whether she wants to terminate pregnancy through 
an abortion. This, incidentally, is the reason why abortion 
is so intimately linked with genetic engineering. 

In fact, Professor Ramsey in his book Artificial Man 
makes the explicit statement that people do not have the 
God-given right to have children and that he is prepared to 
give society and governments the decision-making power as 
to who should and should not have them under certain 
conditions. I would only go one slight step further and state 
that a woman who happens to be pregnant and is informed 
unambiguously that her child will be a mongoloid should 
have the option to decide by herself whether she wants to 
give birth to such a child. If you agree with that position, 
then you have already agreed with the principle that it is 
the prospective mother that should make the decision 
whether she wishes to have a child or not and, con- 
sequently, that the decision on abortion should be hers. 

This brings us finally to the spectre of human cloning, 
and I really feel that it is only a spectre. It is a topic that 
lends itself to sensational magazine articles, but the chance 
of this really happening in a human being is enormously far 
away. Professor Ramsey alluded to my colleague, Professor 
Joshua Lederberg of the Stanford Genetics Department, 
who has written extensively on this subject. While Leder- 
berg certainly does not exclude the theoretical feasibility of 
this being demonstrated in higher animals, I believe that he 
is quite convinced that the lead times are much longer than 
most people are prepared to accept. I believe that no one 
working in this particular aspect of human engineering, 
namely human cloning, has ever tried to construct a critical 
path map. This is something that academic scientists are not 
accustomed to do, whereas industrial scientists find this an 
important intellectual discipline. Let me again cite an 
example from the birth control field. 

Two years ago in a paper in Science I considered what 
it would take to develop an ideal birth control agent, such 
as a once-a-month pill for women which would be a menses 
inducer. A woman would take such a pill once a month, 
and this would induce menstruation; if she had gotten 
pregnant during the preceding month, the pill would 
initiate what we might call a microabortion, because she 
would in fact have been pregnant for a couple of weeks. 
When I constructed a critical path map for such a 
hypothetical agent, I reached the conclusion that the lead 



times involved would be such that such an agent could not 
be developed until the mid-1980's at the earliest. This 
paper 3 actually generated more attention than any of the 
hundreds of other scientific articles that I have written, and 
I believe that in part this was due to the fact that I called 
attention to the stark realities of time and money costs 
involved in developing such complicated approaches for 
human application. It is a topic that academic and 
government scientists, as well as legislators and especially 
the press, like to ignore. If such a critical path map is 
prepared for developments in human cloning, then it will 
become perfectly obvious that we are talking about a 
development that, even if it got major scientific and 
governmental support, could not be developed until some- 
where in the next century. 

The statement is sometimes made that these are only 
technical problems in the sense that the fundamental 
scientific questions associated with cloning have already 
been solved, and that all that is required is a technological 
effort to apply these solutions to humans. Here again, my 
colleague Joshua Lederberg presents a very good answer to 
this simplistic view. He stated in so many words that, while 
we have the technical knowledge to build bridges, it does 
not follow that we are able to build a bridge from San 
Francisco to Honolulu. I would extend Lederberg's bridge- 
building analogy to cloning by stating that this is not even 
equivalent to building a bridge from San Francisco to 
Honolulu but rather from San Francisco to Sydney, or 
perhaps even across the Indian Ocean. I rather doubt that 
the chances of building such a bridge soon are very good, 
even for the highly competent engineers that graduate from 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. B 



'C. Djerassi, "Fertility Control through Abortion — An Assessment 

of the Period 1950-1980," Bull. Atomic Scientists, 28 (No. 1), 9 

(1972). 

2 C. Djerassi, "Prognosis for the Development of New Clinical Birth 

Control Agents," Science, 166, 468 (1969) 

3 C. Djerassi, "Birth Control after 1984," Science, 169, 941 (1970). 

4 T. Friedmann and R. Roblin, "Gene Therapy for Human Genetic 

Disease," Science, 175, 949 (1972). 



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Genetic Engineering 



Interplay 



Questions and Panel Discussion 



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-ow does a clone differ from ordinary tissue 
culture? What makes cells clone? 

DR. DANIELLI. In a clone, the genetic composition of all 
the cells is the same, whereas in ordinary tissue culture, 
there is a good deal of variation, due to accidents on the 
way before the stuff gets into tissue culture. The tissue 
culture in a clone, in other words, is a slightly refined 
ordinary culture. 



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ho decides on value systems in the future? Is 
anything being done on a reasonable scale in legal 
or political schools to address the question of who 
will answer these critical questions and how? 

DR. FREUND. Well, there certainly is growing interest 
in the ethics of scientific advance. In medical schools, and I 
dare say even engineering schools, certainly in law schools, 
there is growing interest in professional ethics in a basic 
sense. I don't know how you arrive at these things. There is 
a kind of Alphonse-Gaston game, with the scientists and 
society waiting for the lawyers and judges and administra- 
tors to prescribe the ground rules, while the lawyers and 
judges and administrators are waiting for a consensus to 
develop in society. 

I think that healthy development would be to try to 
arrive at a consensus, and that is why I think that even 
though advances like cloning may be fifty years distant, in 
the age of grandchildren rather than children of those 
present, that is not too long a time in which to consider 
these problems. Symposia like this are a modest beginning, 
but we need more systematic effort. I would hope that 
professional associations would do it in a more sympto- 
matic way. 

As you know, there are institutes now that do issue 
publications and do research. The Institute of Medicine was 
set up by the National Academy of Sciences. The Institute 
for Life Sciences in Hastings, New York, is doing important 
and interesting work both in research and in publication. 

What we need is more such centers and more such 
intermingling of the disciplines. 



±. he behavioral sciences are developing ways of 
exercising control over the individual by capitaliz- 
ing on characteristics which may not always be 
controlled by the individual himself. Do you agree 
with this, and how do you categorize such research 
as compared to that of chemical alteration of the 
individual? 

DR. RAMSEY. I think I have no real competence to 
answer that question. It is in the general department of the 
fact that there seems to me to be a difference of kind, not 
only a difference of degree, into which we are moving not 
only in the genetic alteration of the future of the race on 
certain suppositions, but pharmacological alteration or 
other kinds of alteration of human cells. 

It is certainly arguable that every environmental change 
we have made in history has had a returning impact upon 
the genetic composition of the individual and the popula- 
tion. In other words, we have been altering ourselves all 
down through human history, but throughout most of this 
time we have had kickback. We could stick our tongue out 
at it. 

The measure in which, I think, this now places in man's 
hands the ability to impose chronological and genetic 
control does not leave room for that reciprocity of freedom 
and destiny which has been a part of the human story to 
this point. 

I may have misunderstood the question. In any case, I 
probably don't know the answer to it. 

XV re you hopeful as to the future of man? 
Would you care to comment on gene changes you 
expect? 

DR. DANIELLI. I am caught as ever between my 
optimistic temperament and my judgment. It seems to me 
that human beings have managed to wriggle out of a great 
many tight corners in the past, it is reasonable to hope that 
they will do so in the future. 

However, I think it may be necessary for us to have a 
drastic reorganization of our societ) . as incurred, shall we 
say, when the transition from food gathering to agriculture 
took place, which after all is one ol the must profound 
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In other words, what may be necessary to look with 
optimism on the long-term future of man is that a 
consensus will need to be established between the different 
cultures which we have existing in the world at the present 
time. We will have to agree, first of all, that the differences 
which exist between ourselves and other cultural groups of 
the world are trivial compared with the problems with 
which we shall be confronted in the future, and that we 
should be willing to lay aside our differences and try to 
work out some appropriate way through these certainly 
immense problems with which we are clearly going to be 
confronted in the next hundred years. 

I can't say when one looks at the world right at this 
moment that one would be enthusiastic about the pros- 
pects. But after all, there are changes of heart that take 
place, and I may pull Dr. Ramsey's leg a little — it's only a 
hundred years ago that evolution was not respectable as far 
as the Church was concerned. Only a hundred years ago, 
and I am not pulling anyone's leg, very few people went to 
school. Many extraordinary changes take place without our 
having realized what happened, and I think it may well be 
that some are beginning to take place now which are as 
essential or more essential than those that have taken place 
in the past. 

Therefore, let me say one should not base one's hopes 
entirely upon what is clearly predictable. It is a good thing 
to be hopeful. 



JLt appears to me that the average quality of the 
human genetic pool is decreasing because modern 
technology is damping natural selection. Please 
comment 

DR. HOAGLAND. In a sense this is so, because it is 
medical procedures and medical therapy which are pre- 
serving the lives of people who in earlier times would have 
died because of the illnesses they happened to have. Take 
diabetes. The diabetic was fated not to live to reproduction 
very often before 1922 and the advent of insulin. With the 
advent of insulin and its use, the diabetic can live pretty 
much as long as anyone else. 

Diabetes mellitus is a disease with a strong genetic 
comport, and of course diabetics who then proceed to have 
children who are also diabetics are increasing the number of 
genes for diabetes in the human gene pool by the fact that 
they reproduce, which they didn't before to anything like 
the same degree. A great many genetic diseases belong in 
this category, where medicine is making people live longer 
to be able to reproduce, which they didn't before. 

This is all part of a humane approach to these problems, 
and yet the gene pool is certainly deteriorating under the 
increased number of defective genes that are being carried 
on as recessive or even dominant genes. 

J. H. Mueller was one of the people most concerned 
about this problem. He calculated that it would be a 
considerable number of generations before this disastrous 
occurrence would be clearly in evidence, but he did predict 
the time would come when most of the occupation of 
human beings would be developing prosthetic devices for 
each other as a result of accumulating genetic defects which 



will pile up over a period of many generations. So there is 
deterioration, as a result of our basic humanity, of the very 
things that we think are important, namely to save lives and 
to prevent suffering, and this is certainly having some 
impact on our gene pool. 

DR. DJERASSI. I think there's an oversimplification 
both in the question and the answer that Dr. Hoagland 
gave. That is, of course, true as far as it goes, but there are, 
as you pointed out, many diseases — diabetes being a very 
good example — where, by keeping diabetics alive, they are 
creative and otherwise exceedingly productive human 
beings, and the contribution that one diabetic can make to 
the future of the world can be enormous compared to the 
harm that he will do by perpetuating that undesirable gene. 

To give you an example, suppose Einstein had been 
diabetic? There is no question whatsoever he would have 
died before he could have done what he did. If Mozart had 
been a diabetic, what then? I think it is unreasonable 
therefore to simply say that the genetic pool, using it in 
that context, is getting worse. In certain respects, it is 
improving the quality of life. This is where I think I would 
use preventive genetic engineering as a very important 
concept and define very carefully which particularly un- 
desirable features I as a policy-making scientist or physician 
would be concerned about. 




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hat is the value of considering whether or not 
genetic engineering is morally right when it is 
inevitable? Perhaps the more important question is, 
how can or should man adapt to this science? 

DR. RAMSEY. The question asks what is the value of 
considering whether anything is right when it is inevitable. 
The questioner assumes that one can derive, I think, the 
right or the value of human reflection from a description of 
what is inevitable — a description of fact. 

I myself, as a man who attempts to be reflective upon 
the human behavior — that's the definition of an ethicist, 
which means each of you is an ethicist if you would only 
let yourself go and be one — I would have to say that one 
cannot think reflectively about the right and wrong of 
human behavior if one proceeds to derive from what is 
hoped to be from what is inevitable or will be. Neither can 
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So a provisional answer to that for myself would simply 
have to be that it seems to me that the human being at all 
above the level of the beasts of the field would want to be 
able to say, if he is the last man around, the last dying being 
of this universe, if it came about by some wrong human 
action, some holocaust, some heinous immorality, he would 
have to have stature enough to say, though he knew it was 
inevitable because he stood there — he would want to be 
able to say that it came about by something that was 
wrong, as against simply a program of adjusting to the 
inevitable course of events. 



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r iven Western civilization's peculiar attitudes 
towards non-Caucasoids, isn't it conceivable that 
there could be a systematic plan to mount a 
campaign of ethnic genocide? 

DR. DANIELLI. Well, how good is the evidence that 
the attitudes of Caucasoids toward other racial groups is 
different from that of any of the racial groups to all other 
racial groups? There is very little difference between us 
except in the means we have of expressing our dislike of 
one another. 

Elimination of one group is 'not going to solve any 
problems. 

DR. HOAGLAND. For my part, I cannot conceive of 
any such thing. 

DR. DJERASSI. I will give you my conclusions, for 
slightly different reasons. If some person really wanted to 
do this, he would only be able to accomplish this, even 
assuming all the political powers he would have to do it, 
within the very narrow confines of possibly a fraction of 
one country. 

It is simply not logistical or feasible to carry this out 
worldwide, because a vast majority of the population, of 
course, is not Caucasian. Unless he blew up literally 
four-fifths of the world, he could not do this. 

We have to remember that nearly one-third of the world 
is Chinese, and if you just add another third — just India 
and a few other surrounding countries — there is more than 
half of the world's population, in Asia, which is not 
Caucasian. So it is totally unfeasible. 

If it is addressed in the context that a Californian would 
like to reduce the number of Chicanos, or the people in 
Manhattan would like to have fewer Puerto Ricans or 
blacks, that is theoretically feasible, but I think even in this 
day and age rather difficult to accomplish. And it is 
obviously undesirable to really accomplish. 



in a given socio-political system, will those same 
groups who make political decisions also make 
genetic decisions? 

DR. FREUND. This really breaks down into a formal 
answer and a somewhat more sophisticated answer. 

Formally, the question would be, "Will the legislators 
and courts make the decisions about genetic engineering as 
they do about, shall we say, vaccination or quarantine?" I 
suppose in the end that will be so. However, remember that 




it is one function of public lawmaking to decide what 
sectors shall be left to private choice. 

In other words, it is a tricky question because it is the 
legislature that decides, for example, whether there shall or 
shall not be any law on abortion. But in a still more 
sophisticated sense, the legislators are going to reflect the 
consensus of their constituents, and that is a difficult 
question to answer. 

My suggestion was that the more broadly affected the 
population is by any proposals, the better inherent check 
we have on a decision-making process. Just as one argument 
against a volunteer army is that we might be readier to go 
to war if the sons of most families were not subject to be 
called. 

In other words, there isn't a real consensus if a measure 
is adopted that burdens a very small and special class which 
has relatively little political weight. 

So that all I can say is that I think, though informed 
decisions will be made by the conventional decision-making 
organs, that more realistically these will depend on what 
consensus develops in society, and that in turn may be 
affected by how widely shared any programs of genetic 
engineering are, how many families would be affected. 

That seems to me an important factor in assessing the 
reality of a consensus. 

DR. RAMSEY. Don't you think, Dr. Danielli, about the 
real question behind that research you are doing on 
discovering the nature of the aging process? You have very 
charming notions as to what usage we would make of that 
— the value to the individual is that we would all function 
at a high level and suddenly we will go to pieces like the 
one-horse shay; the value to the society is that it would deal 
with the problem of health care. 

Doctor, don't you really think there is a problem as to 
what the politicians and the power brokers are going to do 
with the knowledge of how to master the aging process? 

I think they are going to want to live a long time. 
They're not going to take the solution you propose. 

What of the abuses that stand close to the elbow of the 
scientist? The question that is really in the minds of the 
audience in some of these questions concerns the political 
processes by which one is going to even imagine how wc 
could do anything other than make ourselves worse nil by 
learning to master the aging process in terms of the actual 



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use that would be made by the people with decision-making 
power — or all of us, and our natural desires. 

That seems to me to be an issue that may be different 
between you and me temperamentally, me being rather 
gloomy and you being rather more hopeful. But really, the 
question is, how does one, without stopping theoretical 
advance of knowledge, move a society into the actual social 
applications? We can all think of desirable applications; we 
can also think of probably many more probably undesirable 
applications. 

DR. DANIELLI. I think there is little doubt, and it is 
by no means certain that we can do this, but if we do learn 
to adjust the rate of aging of individual organ systems and 
so forth, we may improve general health without necessar- 
ily changing the life span of man, which is a different thing 
altogether, irrespective of what the politicos might wish or 
might do that would be an advantage. 

On the other hand, if for our future we are dependent 
upon the type of governmental process and the type of 
relationship between different communities on a worldwide 
basis which we see going on now, I think any sensible 
human would necessarily despair. It is quite obvious that 
the priorities are quite wrong in terms of the problems that 
confront us. For example, I suppose that on what is 
sometimes called "defense" we probably spend about two 
thousand billion dollars a year. 

Now, most of this expenditure, in fact, is self-defeating 
in that everybody does the same thing within their means, 
and the hope is that we end up in a stalemate. 

If the same resources were devoted to more serious 
problems, I think one would feel more hopeful about it, 
but quite clearly a change of heart is necessary before that 
sort of transformation takes place, and that is basically why 
I say that most of the major problems which confront us in 
the future are not likely to be solved unless there is a new 
ordering of society. 

DR. DJERASSI. I think this is a very important 
question, and we have had significant comments on it. I 
would like to address myself to it from a different 
viewpoint. 

There is really a negative feedback group in this which 
makes it fairly unlikely that this is going to happen very 
soon, for the following reasons. 

When you consider the narrow question of aging and 
deterioration, which certainly is perhaps the most difficult 
one in medicine, very few advances have been made on a 
practical basis, and there are really not any just on the 
horizon soon in terms of practicable applicability. 

Let's take as an example multiple sclerosis, which 
certainly is one of the most common killers of men, 
particularly males. If we would like to do something about 
this in terms of preventing, let's say, a deposition of 
cholesterol in the arteries in middle age and later on, we 
really ought to do something around age eighteen or 
nineteen, when the process starts. Theoretically we can 
indicate that if we give something to young men around 
that age, and they keep on taking that particular preventa- 
tive, then it is likely that the incidence of multiple sclerosis 
at the age of fifty, sixty, or so on, would greatly decrease, 
and that would certainly have an impact on longevity — and 
on a lot of other things as well. 



However, to carry out this particular experiment — even 
if we in fact found a suitable animal model — we would 
have to carry out these experiments for twenty, thirty, or 
forty years, in order to evaluate them statistically. I think 
you yourselves know that there are objections to this, even 
in the area of contraceptives, oral contraceptives in women. 

A statement was made, quite validly, incidentally, as to 
what happened to a woman who was given something for 
twenty years? The only answer is that you are going to have 
to carry out the experiment for twenty years, and if you 
don't want to then you can never know with absolute 
assurance. 

That boils down to the risk/benefit evaluation, which 
we are exceedingly poorly equipped to handle. This applies 
to politicians, it applies to I think even scientists, and I 
think this is the very, very serious restraining factor that 
extends at an astronomical rate the lead time between 
laboratory discoveries and the practical applications, and 
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ieunion 




Constitution and 
By-Laws Changes 
Approved 

At the Annual Meeting of the WPI 
Alumni Association, called to order at the 
Reunion Day luncheon on Saturday, June 
10, 1972 by Association President Irving 
James Donahue, Jr., '44, the proposed 
changes to the Constitution and By-laws 
of the Association were approved unani- 
mously. Committee reports and reports of 
the officers were waived at the suggestion 
of the chairman, as Mr. Donahue noted 
these were all on file with the minutes of 
the May, 1 972 Alumni Council meeting. 

The vote marked the culmination of 
many months of hard work which began 
in 1969. At that time a master plan com- 
mittee was appointed by Association Presi- 
dent Robert E. Higgs, '40 and the com- 
mittee was chaired by Professor Malcolm 
S. Burton, '40. Their report recommended 
that the activities of the Alumni Association 
be tied in much more closely with the 
operations of the College itself since a 
stated objective of the Association was to 
work for the betterment of WPI. Following 
this, Higgs appointed a Reorganization 
Committee of eight alumni to study the 
recommendations of the Master Plan Com- 
mittee and to recommend a course of 
action. This committee was presided over 
by Vice-President of the Association, 
Bradley E. Hosmer, '61. 



The Reorganization Committee recom- 
mended in its report that basically the 
Alumni Association should continue as a 
policy-making body in the area of alumni 
affairs at the college, but that the day-to- 
day operations of the Association should 
come under the direct guidance of the 
college administration. It recommended 
nine points of reorganization and those 
nine points were approved by the Alumni 
Council and the Association in June of 
1970 for the Association to operate on a 
one year trial basis under the reorganized 
set-up during the 1 970-71 year. 

During the 1970-71 year, Mr. Higgs 
asked Mr. Hosmer to chair a three member 
committee to develop a proposal for re- 
vision to the Constitution and By-laws of 
the Association which would incorporate 
the nine points of reorganization. This 
committee did develop a detailed proposal, 
but in June of 1971 the Council decided 
to ask the Association to extend the trial 
period of operation for another year, 
rather than to vote on the proposal, so that 
it could be studied and developed more 
fully. The Association did grant this ex- 
tension at its Annual meeting in June of 
1971. 

At a specially-called meeting in October, 
1971, the Alumni Council devoted an en- 
tire Saturday to the revision and refinement 
of the proposal of the Hosmer committee. 
In the end a final proposal was developed 
and at the February, 1972 meeting of the 
Council it was approved unanimously. The 
Council-approved proposal was then 
mailed to all alumni of record on April 
19, 1972 and the vote of the Association 



on June 10, 1972 approved the proposal 
unanimously. 

In commenting on the vote. President 
Donahue said, "We feel extremely con- 
fident that the changes voted, which are 
primarily in operating procedures, will have 
a very positive effect on improving the 
efficiency and effectiveness of the alumni 
program at WPI. I am most pleased by the 
overwhelmingly affirmative vote given by 
the Association to the changes and I'm 
confident that we have taken a major step 
in the right direction. It has been most 
gratifying to see committee members and 
the Council work so conscientiously on 
this important topic and I'd like to thank 
each and every one of them for their help 
and dedication." 

CLASS OF 1912 

We had 1 4 at our sixtieth reunion, Friday, 
June 9, 1972. Included were Joseph and 
Helen Granger, Frank and Beulah Mc- 
Gowan, Henry and Madeline Rickett, 
Holman and Katherine Waring, Eugene 
and Gertrude Powers, Marjorie Nickerson, 
Howard King, Edward Tucker, and Har- 
rison Brown. The Ricketts hold the record 
for attending all reunions in ten years. 

As usual, we had dinner at the Marlboro 
Country Club and the meeting at the home 
of our President, Joe Granger. 

There was only one death during the 
year, Bertram Cleveland on May 16. Our 
membership is now 28. 

Over $3200 interest is available in the 
Herbert Foster Taylor Student Aid Fund. 

Itwas decided to hold reunions every year 
as long as there are any who want to come. 




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1917 



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Officers elected for the next five years: 
President, Joseph Granger; Vice President, 
Henry Rickett; Secretary-Treasurer, Har- 
rison Brown. 

Questionnaires sent out again this year 
showed that, in general, our members are 
continuing the activities previously re- 
ported. The number of descendants re- 
ported added to 31 children, 78 grand- 
children, and 32 great-grandchildren. If 
you add to these the living offspring of 
classmates who have gone along, what a 
nucleus we have for improving the stand- 
ards of our country! 

Jim Shea is home from a month in the 
hospital and is recovering slowly. He has 
difficulty in walking. An interesting letter 
from John Beck in Florida shows he is 
still very active. Albert Humphrey is in a 
nursing home in Middleboro but is able to 
get around. Ernest (Nibs) Taylor writes us 
long letters twice a year. 

Word was received of the death of Mrs. 
James (May) Cunningham, widow of the 
former Tech trustee. She had written sev- 
eral times in previous years that she and 
Jim were intensely interested in Tech. 
Harrison G. Brown 
Secretary 

CLASS OF 1917 

The class of 1917 met for its 55th re- 
union, Friday night, June 9th, at the 
Worcester Club. A social hour followed by 
a nice dinner were enjoyed by all. During 
the evening we were pleasantly surprised 
by a visit from President and Mrs. Hazzard 
and Alumni Secretary, Stephen Hebert. 

Those present at the dinner were: Mr. 
and Mrs. Wentworth Doolittle; Alfred W. 
Francis; Mr. and Mrs. William H. Green; 
Mr. and Mrs. Roland E. Greene; Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert C. Hanckel; Charles E. Hey- 
wood and daughter; Clyde T. Hubbard; 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lambert; Major 
General Kirke B. Lawton, USA, ret.; Ralph 
Merritt; Warren Parks and son, Russell, '41 ; 
Glendon M. Pomeroy; Mr. and Mrs. Henry 
W. Sheldrick; Mr. and Mrs. Russell H. 
Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Thompson; 
Mr. and Mrs. Max Tucker; and Mr. and 
Mrs. Allen D. Wassail. 

Greetings were read from the members 
of the class who were not able to attend. 

Saturday, most of the class attended the 
alumni lunch and meeting which was held 
in Morgan Hall. 

Russell H. Smith 

CLASS OF 1922 

Several fortunate circumstances com- 
bined to make the 50th reunion of the 
Class of 1922 the best ever held by our 
class, if not the best ever held, period. First 
was the Institute's decision to separate 
commencement and reunion weekends; 
second was the valuable assistance rend- 
ered by Steve Hebert in the conception and 
execution of the program; third was the 
Institute's cooperation in making their 
facilities available to us; and last was the 
enthusiastic response of the members of 
the class. 

The reunion stretched over three days, 
and had for its base of operations the 




1922 



Yankee Drummer Inn and Motor House in 
Auburn. Many of us arrived there in time 
for lunch on Thursday, June 8th, and spent 
the afternoon setting up headquarters, 
distributing costume hats and name tags, 
playing bridge and golf, renewing friend- 
ships, and greeting later arrivals. 

By the time we had travelled by bus 
(furnished by WPI) to join the Worcester- 
based members of our group at 1 Drury 
Lane, our delegation numbered 30 class- 
mates and 25 wives. It was a gala reception 
and cocktail party, hosted by George and 
Jean Hazzard, both qualified candidates 
for Doctor of Hospitality degrees. Then 
back to the bus for a five minute ride in the 
rain to Higgins House for a sumptuous 
repast amidst most unusual surroundings. 
After the meal, President Hazzard gave the 
class advance notice of the Ellsworth 
Foundation gift, which was followed by a 
guided tour through the mansion led by 
Mrs. Hazzard. Our faithful bus returned us 
to the Yankee Drummer, and everyone 
turned in early. 

Friday's formal activities began with an- 
other bus ride to Worcester for a deluxe 
buffet lunch at Morgan Hall, followed by 
seminars for the studious on the WPI plan, 
admissions and placements, and a tour of 
the Worcester Art Museum for the artistic. 
Our official reunion banquet was held at 
the Yankee Drummer at 7 P.M., for which 
we mustered 47 classmates and 35 wives, 
as follows: With wives: Abbe, Aldrich, 
Barrington, Batten, Bennett, Bingham, 
Brigham, Brusnicki, Carl Carlson, Clarkson, 
Colesworthy, Cooney, Russ Cushing, Ells- 
worth, Dick Field, Russ Field, Heffernan, 
Holden, Bill Howe, Hurowitz, Keith, 
Marston, Meyer, Page, Parsons, Pickwick, 
Richardson, Russell, Sholz, Townsend, 
Turner, Watchorn, White, Whitney, and 



Wightman. Without: Alden, Hadden, Herr, 
Larson, Lloyd, Mason, Murphy, Parker, 
Schiller, Snow, Thayer, and Williams. In 
addition, Dick Williamson dropped in to 
say "Hello", and Harold Rice with his wife 
joined us at Worcester on Saturday. 
Howard Carlson, Red Hyde, and George 
Walker had planned to be present, but due 
to unforeseen circumstances were forced 
to cancel. 

Preceding the banquet class pictures 
were taken; after the meal, with Pres. Keith 
as toastmaster, Eddie Sholz gave statistics 
on our 50-year gift to WPI, and Dean 
Grogan, our guest of the evening with Mrs. 
Grogan, spoke briefly. The affair concluded 
with that perennial feature: movies of past 
reunions. 

Saturday at Worcester, after our induc- 
tion into the 50-year Associates, we as- 
sembled with all other reunion classes at 
the general alumni luncheon in Morgan 
Hall, during which we received our 50- 
year diplomas, and won the attendance 
award. Pres. Keith received the Herbert F. 
Taylor Award for Outstanding Service to 
WPI, and later delivered the class message 
for the Class of 1922. 

The final reunion event took place at the 
top of Institute Road, where a ground- 
breaking ceremony was held, symbolizing 
the start of construction of the Ellsworth 
Residence, made possible by a gift of 
$250,000 from the Ruth and Warren Ells- 
worth Foundation. Ground was actually 
broken, by our classmate, Warren, at the 
controls of a bulldozer. 

Philip H. White, Secretary 

CLASS OF 1927 

From a prearranged meeting at Alden 
Memorial on Friday, June 9th, about half 
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1927 

the newer buildings on campus. Guided by 
a senior student, the touring members were 
shown these fine facilities, which for most 
were being seen for the first time. 

Returning to Alden they joined the later 
arrivals in the Music Room, where a Happy 
Hour was shortly in full sway with 24 mem- 
bers and 15 wives. The fun of trying to 
remember faces was made more confusing 
by being provided with a dinner menu on 
which was a list of names and the caption 
"How many do you identify?" 

From this all too brief and pleasant 
gathering, we crossed the hall to the Janet 
Earle Room to enjoy a delicious roast beef 
dinner. 

That the "Admiral" was there, smiling 
upon us from his painting, seemed most 
appropriate. Captain Earle came to Tech 
while we were students. As our '27 year- 
book so well stated, "this man of action 
left his mark of achievement on the life of 
this college." Started during our last year, 
the building of Sanford Riley Hall was the 
forerunner of the expansion program we so 
greatly admire today. 

With class officers absent, no formal 
meeting was attempted. Cliff Fahlstrom, 
co-planner with Phil MacArdle of the 45th 
reunion, did an excellent job as Master of 
Ceremonies. It was reported that of the 87 
members listed in the last Alumni register, 
there are today only 76 active members. 
The ranks have been reduced by 7 deaths 
and 4 whose addresses are unknown or 
inactive. In making our plans, we made 
contact with 80 percent of our members, 
36 of whom couldn't make it because of 
remote distances, conflicting engagements, 
or ill health. Cliff then asked fof a moment 
of silence in respect for those who can 
never again be with us, with particular 
reference to James Rogers and Ellsworth 
Carpenter, whom we lost during the plan- 
ning of our 45th. 

Of those who wrote advising of their in- 
ability to attend, their letters and comments 
were read at the dinner. We missed them 
all, but were happy to hear that God willing 
most of them planned to be with us for the 
50th. 



Cliff called the roll of those present and 
each responded with a short sketch of his 
activities, numbers of children and grand- 
children, etc. 

Twenty-two of those from our Friday 
festivities, plus three that joined us on 
Saturday morning, attended the Alumni 
luncheon in Morgan Hall. The results of 
this reunion can best be summed up in a 
quotation from Vic Hill's letter just received. 
It reads asfollows: 

"A member of the 1 927 class can hardly 
return to WPI without being greatly im- 
pressed by the fantastic expansion of 
facilities on the campus; we can be 
proud of our Alma Mater. A great debt 
of gratitude is due those who, over the 
years, have built WPI to its present 
status. I have the greatest respect for 
Pres. Hazzard and think he is doing a 
wonderful job." 

Those attending included: Mr. and Mrs. 
Richard E. Bliven; Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. 
Cahalen; C. Sture Carlson; Mr. and Mrs. 
Buell S. Dickinson; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert 
P. Dobie; Clifford I. Fahlstrom; Cecil R. 
Furminger; Albert M. Goodnow; Mr. and 
Mrs. Victor E. Hill; Mr. and Mrs. E. Carl 
Hoglund; Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. MacArdle; 
E. I. Merrill; Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Parker; 
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson E. Parmelee; Fred- 
erick C. Pomeroy; William M. Rauha; Mr. 
and Mrs. Carl H. Schwind; Dr. and Mrs. 
Donald S. Searle; James M. Simmons; 
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan M. Southwick; Mr. 
and Mrs. Howard F. Stephenson; Thomas 
A. Steward; Mr. and Mrs. Emmett A. 
Thrower; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Wahlin; 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Manning; and Frank E. 
Buxton, '28, who arrived on Saturday. 

Philip A. MacArdle, Co-chairman 

CLASS OF 1932 

To celebrate our 40 years out of Tech, 
the Class of '32 returned to the hill on June 
9. During the afternoon classmates and 
their wives began arriving, some to renew 
old friendships on the golf course, some to 
attend the informational activities at 
Gordon Library, and others to view ex- 
hibits at the Worcester Art Museum. 



1932 

Evening found our group of 54 gathered 
at the delightful Higgins House for banquet 
and fellowship, so well arranged by Bill 
Asp and Dave Goldrosen. We were honored 
to have with us for a portion of the evening 
President Hazzard, who brought us up to 
date on new activities on the hill. 

At the alumni luncheon on Saturday, our 
class initiated the 40-year gift to WPI with 
a substantial sum, especially considering 
that our class has always been known as 
the depression class. 

Paul Nelson 

CLASS OF 1937 

Nineteen couples were on hand at Tech 
for the 35th Reunion of the Class of 1 937 
on Saturday, June 10th. President Bill 
Carew came the furthest distance— from 
Wilmington, Delaware — while several oth- 
ers made the trip in from New Jersey, New 
York, Connecticut, and elsewhere around 
the Commonwealth. 

Daytime activities included the tradi- 
tional class picture, special Alumni lunch- 
eon, ground breaking ceremonies for the 
new Ellsworth Residence (dormitory) and 
other afternoon festivities (some official 
and others not quite as formal). 

In the evening, we gathered in the Janet 
Earle Room (in Alden Memorial) for a 
spirited social hour, followed by a very 
delicious roast beef dinner in the adjoining 
Music Room, very nicely arranged for the 
occasion. 

In line with the relaxed atmosphere of the 
reunion, entertainment consisted of noth- 
ing more strenuous than the reading (with 
resulting reminiscing) of interested excerpts 
from the considerable number of letters 
and telegrams received from classmates 
located all over the United States and as 
far away as New Zealand (Frank Rollins). 

Also we were honored the latter part of 
the evening by the presence of Steve 
Hebert (Alumni Secretary), Jean Hazzard 
and her husband George (President) who 
chatted informally with us about many 
aspects of life on and off the Tech campus 
these days. 

Included in those attending were Bill 



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1937 

Carew, Gordon Crowther, Chapin Cutler, 
Mort Fine, Bill Frawley, Larry Granger, 
Caleb Hammond, Fran Harvey, Wes Hol- 
brook, Ralph Holmes, Carl Larson, Dick 
Lyman, Jim Moore, Bob Powers, Foster 
Powers, Ray Schuh, Art Schumer, Paul 
Stone, John Sutliffe, and Bill Worthley. 

With this nucleus we are "off and run- 
ning" with plans for our Fortieth in 1977. 
Gordon Crowther, Chairman 

CLASS OF 1942 

The class of 1 942 held its thirtieth re- 
union on Friday evening, June 9, 1972. It 
was held at the Mt. Pleasant Country Club 
in Boylston. The social hour with fabulous 
hors d'oeuvres started at 6 p.m. followed 
by dinner at7:30. 

The Al Schwiegers and Ed Higginbottom 
were guests of the class, and both Al and 
Ed had a few fine words to say. 

Although the turnout was small, every- 
one had a fine time. Those present were the 
Bob Aliens, the Curt Amblers, George 
Andreopoulos, Ron Borrup, the Bob 
Chaffes, Hal Crane, Jim Fernane, the Herb 
Goodmans, the Bob Holdens, the Ed 
Jacobs, Steve Totti, and the Warren Zepps. 
Herbert M. Goodman, Chairman 

CLASS OF 1947 

Rearrangement of the membership of the 
various classes immediately following 
World War II has established an official 



membership of 77 members for the class of 
1947. Eleven classmates including Bill 
Rice, Carrol Burtner, Ed Swierz, Al Glazer, 
Don Thompson, Sam Ringel, Ed Lemieux, 
Norm Feldman, Ray Laferriere, Vince Zike, 
and John Hambor were fortunate to be 
on campus for the reunion activities. 

At the Alumni Luncheon John Hambor 
presented Dr. Geo. Hazzard the Class Gift 
of $7,035 establishing "The Student 
Scholarship Fund of the Class of 1947." 
Later in the afternoon the class members 
had a delightful time at the Al Glazer 
homestead. Evening festivities included a 
cocktail hour and dinner at the fabulous 
Higgins Home. Honored guests of the 
class were Pres. Hazzard and Mrs. Hazzard, 
and Coach Charley McNulty and Mrs. Mc- 
Nulty. 

John Hambor 

CLASS OF 1957 

The class of '57 began an active 1 5th re- 
union weekend with a cocktail party hosted 
by Fred and Shirley Barry on Friday eve- 
ning, June 9th. After a sparsely populated 
class picture on Saturday morning, a class 
meeting was held with the principal topic 
of discussion being our 25th reunion class 
gift to WPI. Don Rising and Bob Yates 
presided over the meeting. It was agreed 
to implement a ten-year plan to raise a lump 
sum to be donated for a specific purpose. 
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1947 



1942 

"Twenty-five for the Twenty-fifth" with 
reference to a twenty-five dollar annual 
donation each year until the twenty-fifth 
reunion. 

After the alumni luncheon in Morgan 
Hall, the afternoon was spent touring the 
new campus, visiting local friends, or 
shopping at Spags! Prize winners for dis- 
tance travelled to attend the reunion were 
George Klimchak from Florida and George 
Prozzo from Indiana. Most exciting job had 
to be Don Craig's. He is flying 727's for 
American Airlines. Some class members 
are self-employed, others in education, and 
many in industry — all doing well! 

Saturday evening a prime rib dinner at 
Nick's Colonial Grille was followed by en- 
tertainment, dancing and socializing in the 
lounge. Those enjoying the evening were: 
Don and Marcia Rising, Bob and Sue 
Yates, Gerry and Cynthia Finkle, Al and 
Valerie Devault, John and Deanna At- 
chison, Paul and Marion Kerrigan, Bob 
and Arlene LeMay, Bill and Ann Rawstron, 
Herb and Mary Hemenway, Frad and 
Shirley Barry, Al and Marcia Papaioannou, 
Don and Nancy Craig, George and Ann 
Klimchak, George Prozzo, and Don Berth. 
Alfred E. Barry, Chairman 




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CLASS OF 1962 

The tenth anniversary of the Class of 
1962 graduation was observed on Satur- 
day, June 10, with relative moderation. 
Possibly a better choice of words would be 
that the occasion was met with a great 
burst of apathy by the class majority. 
Fifteen of the class total of 244 members 
attended the day's proceedings. 

Fortunately numbers alone don't indicate 
the success of an occasion. For those who 
were present, the reunion provided good 
times and renewed friendships. Though 
most came from Massachusetts, Connec- 
ticut and New York, Dave and Judy Lyons 
drove up from Virginia to attend. 



In the evening, fourteen couples joined 
for dinner at the Holiday Inn, downtown 
Worcester. At dinner and during the accom- 
panying socializing, the whereabouts and 
goings on of each was learned. The even- 
ing was highlighted by a visit from Presi- 
dent and Mrs. George Hazzard. 

Those attending included Cliff Engstrom, 
Jay Fitzpatrick, Rudy Leistritz, Dave Lyons, 
Bill MacDonald, Pete Martin, Bob Mc- 
intosh, Spence Pooley, Paul Sharon, John 
Szymanski, Andy Terwilleger, Ed Weber 
and Dave Woodman. Verne Viele, who was 
on campus during the day with his family, 
was unable to attend the dinner. 

Dick DiBuono, President 



1962 

CLASS OF 1967 

After a cocktail hour at the Higgins 
House, the Class of '67 had dinner at 
Putnam and Thurston's. 

The stragglers then proceeded to the 
Penthouse for dancing 'til the wee hours of 
the morning. 

In attendance were Mr. & Mrs. Roger 
Binkerd, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Jolicoeur, Mr. 
& Mrs. Paul Kennedy, Raymond Fortin, 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Manter, Mr. and Mrs. 
John Soulliere, and Mr. & Mrs. Peter 
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COMPLETED CAREERS 



WALTER T. GODDARD, '03 

Walter T. Goddard died on January 13, 
1972 following a long illness. 

Born on January 19, 1880, he attended 
Webster (Mass.) High School and gradu- 
ated as an electrical engineer from WPI in 
1903. 

After working as a graduate assistant at 
WPI, he joined the Locke Insulator Co. in 
Victor, N.Y. Later he founded the Canadian 
Porcelain Company, Ltd., Hamilton, On- 
tario, where he served as president for 46 
years. 

Always a faithful supporter of WPI, Mr. 
Goddard was a member of Sigma XI and 
also belonged to AIEE and the American 
Ceramic Society. 

HAROLD B. LARNED, '05 

Harold B. Larned, 89, of Glastonbury, 
Conn., passed away March 22, 1972. 

He was born in Worcester in 1883 and 
graduated from WPI in 1905 as a civil en- 
gineer. For 47 years he was employed as a 
structural engineer with most of his work 
being centered along the Eastern Seaboard. 
In 1952 he retired from United Engineers 
and Constructors of Philadelphia, Pa. A 
life member of the National and Pennsyl- 
vania Societies of Professional Engineers, 
he also was active in the Darby Creek Joint 
Authority for Sewage Disposal, and as a 
member of the Academy of Natural 
Sciences and the Franklin Institute in 
Philadelphia. 

L. BARRETT CAMPBELL, '07 

L. Barrett Campbell, 87, of Waterbury, 
Conn., died November 24, 1971 following 
a long illness. 

Born in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1884, he 
graduated from Worcester (Mass.) Acad- 
emy and later studied at WPI. 

Mr. Campbell, a life member of ASME, 
worked as a consulting and designing en- 
gineer for the American Chain & Cable Co., 
Inc., for 43 years. He was a member of 
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. 

FRANK A. MARSTON, '07 

A past president of the American Society 
of Civil Engineers, Frank A. Marston, 
passed away on February 22, 1972 in 
Gloucester, Mass. He was 86 years old. 



He was born in Worcester, Mass. He 
received his degree from WPI in civil en- 
gineering in 1907. That same year he 
joined the Boston engineering firm of 
Metcalf and Eddy. He was a partner of the 
firm from 1 920 until his retirement in 1 966. 
His work was mainly in public water works 
and sewerage systems, for which he re- 
ceived wide recognition and the highest 
honors of his profession. In 1960 WPI 
awarded him an honorary Doctorate of 
Engineering. 

Mr. Marston was past president of the 
Boston Society of Civil Engineers; a life 
member of the New England Water Works 
Association, the American Water Works 
Association, and the American Society of 
Testing Materials. A diplomate of the 
American Academy of Environmental En- 
gineers and a Registered Professional 
Engineer in 14 states, he served as chair- 
man of the board of engineers for the Dis- 
trict of Columbia. 

BRADFORD B. BINGHAM, '08 

Bradford B. Bingham, 88, pendulum 
designer, passed away April 2 in Athol, 
Mass. 

A native of Willimantic, Conn., he grad- 
uated from WPI as an electrical engineer in 

1 908. For over fifty years he was employed 
as a machine designer at United Twist 
Drill Division, UTD Corp., in Athol. 

In 1 964 he received national recognition 
for designing a version of a Foucault 
pendulum for clocks which kept time with 
remarkable accuracy. 

FRED F. CHAPMAN, '09 

Fred F. Chapman, 85, a retired assistant 
director of the technical division of the 
Du Pont Co., explosives department, died 
November 25, 1971 in Wilmington, Dela- 
ware. 

He was born in Westfield, Mass. After 
receiving his BS in chemistry from WPI in 

1909, he joined the Du Pont Co., where 
he remained until his retirement in 1951. 
His duties involved process work on chem- 
ical and explosives operations. During 
World War II he was involved in an advisory 
capacity in the development of explosives. 

Mr. Chapman was a member of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon and a 50-year member of 



the American Chemical Society and of the 
American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 

ELWIN H. KIDDER, '09 

Elwin H. Kidder died January 2, 1972 in 
LaPorte, Indiana. 

He was born at South Wardsboro, Vt. 
He graduated from WPI in 1909 as a civil 
engineer. During his lifetime he worked 
with the Pennsylvania Railroad, the St. 
Lawrence Bridge Co., and Link-Belt Co. 
In 1942 he retired from his duties at the 
American Creosoting Co. in Chicago. 

NORMAN B. POTTER, '09 

Norman B. Potter, 85, a direct de- 
scendant of John Brigham, first settler of 
Northboro, Mass., died February 11, in 
Marlboro, Mass. 

Potter began his banking career with 
the Commonwealth Trust Co. of Boston. 
He worked 40 years for the Worcester 
County National Bank, retiring in 1952. 
He also served as Northboro town treas- 
urer and a director of the Northboro Na- 
tional Bank. 

ERNEST W. BISHOP, '10 

Ernest W. Bishop died on April 17 in 
Hamden, Connecticut. He was 84. 

Born in Talladega, Ala., on October 14, 
1887, he later studied at Mt. Hermon. In 
1 91 he graduated from WPI with a degree 
in mechanical engineering. 

After working for the American Loco- 
motive Co., Schenectady, N.Y., he joined 
the Western Electric Co., New York City, 
in 1917. He was a telephone specialist at 
the time of his retirement in 1952. 

OTTO H. ESCHHOLZ. '10 

Otto H. Eschholz of San Marino, Calif., 
passed away last winter at the age of 82. 

He graduated from WPI in 1910 as an 
electrical engineer. He received his law 
degree from Duquesne University Law 
School in 1929 and was later admitted to 
practice before the Pennsylvania Courts, 
U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. Patent 
Office. 

Mr. Eschholz was employed by West- 
inghouse Electric and Manufacturing Com- 
pany from 1910 to 1951. He made many 



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inventions relating to arc welding, circuit 
breakers, and transformers. Forty-eight 
patents were issued in his name. He retired 
as patent department manager in 1951. In 
1936 he received the Westinghouse Order 
of Merit. 

He was active in the Pittsburgh Chapter 
of the Alumni Association and a faithful 
supporter of the College. 

FRANK W. GREEN, '10 

Frank W. Green died March 20 in Clear- 
water, Florida. He was 85 years old. 

Mr. Green was born in Lye, England. 
He graduated with a WPI degree in me- 
chanical engineering in 1910. He worked 
for Technicolor Motion Picture Co., Heald 
Machine Co., and Telechron, Inc. 

DONALD B. WHEELER, '10 

Donald B. Wheeler, the retired president 
of Shipmark Co., Boston, died in Glouces- 
ter, Massachusetts on December 27, 1 971 . 

He was born in Newtonville, Mass. He 
graduated from WPI in 1 91 as a mechan- 
ical engineer. He was with Shipmark for 
forty years. 

F. BERTRAM CLEVELAND, '12 

F. Bertram Cleveland, 83, of Barrington, 
Rhode Island, died May 16, following a 
brief illness. 

A native of Woonsocket, R.I., he was a 
member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. 

For thirty years he was the owner and 
proprietor of the F. B. Cleveland Rubber 
Company in Providence. Later he was a 
sales representative for Barnes Rubber Co., 
Cranston. 

Mr. Cleveland was a past president of 
the Rhode Island Chapter of the Alumni 
Association. 

GEORGE R. BARKER, '13 

George R. Barker, 80, died in Lawrence, 
Mass., on February 15 following a short 
illness. 

A North Andover native, he graduated 
from WPI with a degree in electrical en- 
gineering. He was a member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa. 

For more than 50 years he operated a 
dairy and produce farm. 

A member of the New England Milk 
Producers Association since 1929, he was 
also a director of the Essex County Co- 
operative Farming Association. 

VINCENT J. MLEJNEK, '13 

Vincent J. Mlejnek, 79, died February 
20 in Worcester, Mass. 

For 46 years he was a quality control 
supervisor for the Graton & Knight Co. of 
Worcester. He retired 15 years ago. 

His degree was in chemical engineering. 
He was a 50-year member of the American 
Chemical Society and past president of the 
American Leather Chemists Association. 

GEORGE A. WIGHTMAN, '13 
George A. Wightman of Bay Village, 

Ohio, died December 24, 1971, at the age 

of 80 years. 

He was born in Holyoke, Mass., on 

June 6, 1891, attended Huntington High 



School, and graduated from WPI in 1913 
as a mechanical engineer. For over 30 
years, before his retirement in 1 956, he was 
with the engineering division of the Asso- 
ciated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Com- 
panies of Boston. A registered professional 
engineer of the State of Ohio, he also 
served in World War I. 

BENJAMIN B. D'EWART, '15 

Benjamin B. D'Ewart passed away at his 
home in Pasco, Washington, on January 
30. 

A Worcester native, he graduated as a 
civil engineer from WPI in 1915. He was a 
member of Phi Gamma Delta. A retired 
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, he was 
president of the Franklin Soil and Water 
Conservation District and was on the board 
of directors of Bay Bend Electric REA. 

ALFRED W. PRIDE, '15 

Alfred W. Pride passed away April 6, 
1972 in Oakland, Calif., at the age of 78. 

For 37 years he was with the Westing- 
house Electric Corporation. In 1959 he 
retired after having served as power 
transformer commercial engineer and di- 
vision representative for five western states. 

A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and 
Pi Tau Sigma, he was also a California 
State Professional Engineer and a Life 
Member of AIEE. 

WILFRED D. CHAPMAN, '17 

Wilfred D. Chapman of Secane, Pa., 
passed away recently at the age of 77 
years. 

After studying civil engineering at WPI, 
he accepted a position with the Providence 
Water Supply Board. He retired in 1958 
from General Electric Company in Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. 

A member of Phi Sigma Kappa, he was 
also a licensed professional engineer. 

STANLEY G. CHILSON, '17 

The official police photographer for 
Franklin, Mass., Stanley G. Chilson, died 
March 17 in Wrentham. He was 81 years 
old. 

After attending Dean Academy and WPI, 
he devoted most of his life to photography. 
He was official fire photographer in area 
towns, and his films are well known to the 
Boston Firefighters Association. 

RAYMOND H. SHAW, '18 

Raymond H. Shaw, 77, passed away 
April 26, in Rutland, Vermont. 

From 1916 until his retirement in 1959, 
he worked as a senior toll testman for New 
England Telephone and Telegraph Co. 
His interest in electronics led to his being 
one of the several East Coast crystal radio 
operators who heard the cries for assistance 
from the ocean liner Titanic, which struck 
an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland 
and ultimately sank in April of 1912. 

EDWARD J. P. FISHER, '21 

Edward J. P. Fisher passed away on 

January 26, 1972 in Riverside, California. 

Professor Fisher was born in Berlin, 



Germany and graduated as a chemical en- 
gineer from WPI in 1921. 

He was the recipient of the Wire Asso- 
ciation Award in 1 933 and was a practicing 
metallurgical consulting engineer. During 
his 22 years with the Youngstown Uni- 
versity (Ohio) he established the depart- 
ment of metallurgical engineering and was 
chairman from its inception. A member of 
Lambda Chi Alpha, Prof. Fisher was also 
an active member of the Wire Association, 
American Society for Metals, and the 
American Ordnance Association. 

RALPH G. NOURSE, '22 

Ralph G. Nourse of Providence, Rhode 
Island, passed away January 3 after an 
extended illness. 

Mr. Nourse, who was retired, was the 
former owner of the Carter Insulation Co., 
Providence. 

DANA S. GREENLAW, '24 

Dana S. Greenlaw, 72, passed away on 
April 1 in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

An electrical engineering graduate of 
WPI, he was a former district manager with 
Sonotone Corp. 

Shortly before his death, Mr. Greenlaw 
had written a book on printing for amateurs. 
He set all the type and made all the illus- 
trations himself, and privately printed it on 
his own press in an edition of 30 copies. 
One of those 30 is now in the WPI Library. 

JOHN N. STYFFE, '24 

John N. Styffe, the retired Director of 
Building for S. H. Kress & Co., New York 
City, died in February at the age of 72. 

His degree in civil engineering from 
WPI led him to jobs with Eastern Bridge 
and Structural Co., Worcester; Scofield 
Engineering Co., Los Angeles, Calif.; Aber- 
thaw Construction Co., Boston; and Post 
& McCord, New York. He retired in 1959. 

Mr. Styffe, who was active as a WPI 
Alumni Council representative, and former 
treasurer of the New York Chapter, was a 
member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity and 
a corporate member of the American In- 
stitute of Architects. 

VICTOR CARADONNA, '25 

Victor Caradonna, 70, passed away on 
February 14, 1972 in Toms River, N.J. 

After graduation from WPI he joined the 
Consolidated Edison Co., New York City, 
where he worked until his retirement. Dur- 
ing World War II he served in the Navy 
Engineer Corps in Africa and Italy. 

ELLSWORTH B. CARPENTER, '27 
Ellsworth B. Carpenter, 67, a retired 
railroad supply executive, died April 19 in 
Kirkwood, Mo., after a long illness. 

From 1 927 until 1 959 he was associated 
with ACF Industries (formerly American 
Car & Foundry Co.) as vice president in 
charge of eastern region sales. He then 
joined Alco Products, Inc. (American 
Locomotive Co.) as sales manager of the 
spring and forge division until his retire- 
ment in 1 970. Mr. Carpenter was also vice 
president and director of Utility Service 
and Maintenance, Inc., Clayton, Mo. 



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JAMES C. ROGERS. '27 

James C. Rogers, the former superin- 
tendent — fire training for the Vocational 
Educational and Extension Board, Nassau 
County, New York, died March 18, 1972. 

He was born in Webster, Mass. His 
WPI degree was in mechanical engineering. 
Mr. Rogers served Nassau County in a 
variety of positions for many years. Previ- 
ously he was a plant engineer for the New 
York Telephone Co., and a designer for the 
Curtis Aeroplane Co. 

A member of Phi Sigma Kappa, he also 
belonged to the National Fire Protection 
Association. 

JOHN F. WOOD, '27 

John F. Wood of Newton Center, Mass., 
passed away suddenly December 26, 1 971 . 

An electrical engineering graduate, he 
worked as a financial analyst with Sheraton 
Corp. of America, Investment Trust of 
Boston, and ITB Management Corp., 
Boston. 

He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa 
Fraternity. 

DWIGHT E. JONES, '28 

Dwight E. Jones, 67, a former WPI 
trustee and retired vice president of the 
Jones Division of Beloit Corp., Pittsfield, 
Mass., died April 26, 1972 in Arcadia, 
California. 

Mi. Jones was born in Otis, Mass. 
During his years at WPI he worked sum- 
mers at the Jones paper machinery mill. 
After he received his degree in mechanical 
engineering, he was assigned to special 
cost analysis work. Working his way up the 
ladder, he became chief engineer and di- 
rector in 1939. In 1953 he was made vice 
president and in 1956, he was elevated to 
executive vice president. 

He was issued 1 5 patents on ideas he 
developed for improvements in equipment 
manufactured by the company. He wrote 
a number of technical papers and a history 
of the Jones company. 

Active in civic affairs, he was the former 
chairman of the Pittsfield Sewer Com- 
mission; director and president of the 
YMCA; director of the Girls Club; and past 
president of the Y Men's Club. He also 
belonged to the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. 
In 1 959 he received the annual civic award 
of the South Congregational Church 
Brotherhood. Professionally he was a 
member of ASME,TAPPI,Tau Beta Pi, and 
Sigma XI. Last winter he was honored by 
being elected a WPI Trustee Emeritus in 
recognition of his active service on the 
Board from 1956 to 1966. 

HAROLD L. PARTRIDGE, '28 

Harold L. Partridge, 66, who recently 
retired as chief chemical engineer at 
Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N.J., died April 
25, 1972 in Newton, New Jersey. 

He graduated from WPI as a chemical 
engineer. 

Prior to his association with the Pica- 
tinny Arsenal, he had been located at 
various arsenals and chemical installations 
at Washington, Pa., Weldon Springs, Mo., 
and Tamaqua, Pa. 

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ALLEN HASTINGS, '29 

Allen Hastings, 67, died May 6 at his 
home in East Douglas, Massachusetts. 

Mr. Hastings was a design engineer at 
Collins Brothers Machine Co., Pawtucket, 
R.I. 

LOTHAR A. SONTAG, '29 

Lothar A. Sontag died April 17, 1972 in 
Tonawanda, New York. He was 64 years 
old. 

Born in Clinton, Mass., he graduated 
from WPI as a chemical engineer. For 
many years he was with Hooker Chemical 
Corporation, Durez Plastics Division, North 
Tonawanda, N.Y. A senior research scien- 
tist, he was credited with making major 
contributions to the success and growth 
of the plastics industry. A holder of six 
patents issued to Durez, he produced the 
first mobilator, a patented device for ac- 
curately measuring critical flow of phenolic 
resin materials in molding operations. He 
also developed the "cup test" for measur- 
ing the flow or plasticity of molding com- 
pounds, a test that was adopted for the 
industry by the American Society for Test- 
ing Materials and which is still a standard. 

Mr. Sontag retired in 1970. He was a 
member of Sigma Xi, ACS, AIC, ASTM and 
the Masonic Order. Active in the Alumni 
Association, he was formerly president of 
the Western New York Chapter and was 
also an Alumni Council delegate. 

WARREN C. WHITTUM, '30 

Warren C. Whittum, former president of 
the WPI Alumni Association and a WPI 
trustee, passed away February 1 7, in Derby, 
Conn. He was 63 years of age. 

Mr. Whittum was born Dec. 20, 1908 
in Worcester, Mass. He attended North 
High School and graduated from WPI in 
1 930 as a civil engineer. 

Until retiring several years ago, he had 
been employed as director of engineering 
development for the Farrel Co., Ansonia, 
Conn., and later as director of development 
and research for the City of Ansonia. 

Mr. Whittum was past president of the 
Ansonia Community Chest, the Ansonia 
Rotary Club and YMCA, and the Housa- 
tonic Council of the Boy Scouts of America. 
He was a director of the Ansonia Water Co. 
and the Savings Bank of Ansonia. He was 
also an honorary trustee of Griffin Hospital 
in Derby, a member of the Graduate Club 
of New Haven, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau 
Beta Pi, and Sigma XI. 

CLARENCE W. ASHCROFT, '41 

Clarence W. Ashcroft of Massapequa, 
L.I., New York, died December 25, 1971. 

Born in Lynn, Mass. on November 2, 
1918, he graduated from Tilton (N.H.) 
Academy and later attended WPI. 

He was formerly with the Prebuilt 
Company. 

CAMERON F. CAMPBELL, '48 

Cameron F. Campbell of Elizabethtown, 
Pa., passed away January 6, at the age of 
44 years. 

Mr. Campbell, an associate member of 
AIEE and AISE, was an electrical engineer 



at the Naval Ship Engineering Center, 
Mechanicsburg Division, Standardization 
Branch, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

GORDON E. HALL, '48 

Gordon E. Hall of Barrington, Rhode 
Island, passed away April 14 at the age of 
50. 

He was chairman of the mathematics 
department at St. Andrews School, Bar- 
rington. Previously he had been a resident 
master of Laurelcrest Preparatory School, 
Bristol, and the owner-director of Creative 
Services, a commercial art agency in 
Hartford. He had also been with The Fac- 
tory Insurance Association. 

A member of Phi Sigma Kappa and Pi 
Delta Epsilon, he also had served as 
councilman for the Town of Paramus, N.J., 
and on the Mayor's Committee for Youth 
in Hartford. 

THOMAS J. McNAMARA, '50 

Thomas J. McNamara passed away on 
November 26, 1971 at Memorial Hospital 
in Worcester, Mass. He was 42 years old. 

Born in Worcester, he graduated from 
WPI with a degree in electrical engineering. 

Mr. McNamara, a member of Phi Kappa 
Theta and Eta Kappa Nu, was a sales en- 
gineer for Machinery Electrification, North- 
boro, Mass. 

SIDNEY J. LAINER, '58 

Sidney J. Lainer, 43, died in Long- 
meadow, Massachusetts on February 9. 

He was an electronics engineer at 
Hamilton Standard and later at the Spring- 
field (Mass.) Armory for six years. 

EMERY G. SWARTZ, SIM '67 

Emery G. Swartz, 59, manager of manu- 
facturing engineering for Crompton & 
Knowles Corp., Burlington, North Carolina, 
died April 4, 1972. 

He was born in Pennsylvania and was 
educated at the University of Kansas, 
Pennsylvania State University, Swarth- 
more College, and WPI's School of In- 
dustrial Management. 

Until last fall he was with Crompton & 
Knowles in Worcester where he began as 
chief tool engineer in 1961. Previously he 
was with Curtiss-Wright Research Di- 
vision, Westinghouse Aviation Gas Turbine 
Experimental Division, and Westinghouse 
Electric Corporation's Aviation Gas Turbine 
and Steam Turbine Divisions. 



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NOTICE! 

Items appearing in Completed Careers 
and Your Class and Others are based on 
information received at the Alumni Office 
by June 1 , 1 972. Deadline for the October 
issue is August 1. 



1908 

"Although they are not as noisy as they 
used to be, the Class of 1908 claims they 
have not reached the point where they can 
be placed in the category of extinct species 
of Techmen," writes DONALD D. SI- 
MON DS, secretary. "There are only 1 6 of us 
now left, including ELLIOTT A. ALLEN, 
who for years has been listed in the Alumni 
Directory as 'address unknown,' " he con- 
tinues. "1 908 is getting nearer the front of 
the Directory each year, but that doesn't 
bother us for we were always up front." 

Every Sunday afternoon for the past six 
years Don Simonds has been calling on 
HERBERT P. SAWTELL at the Lincoln 
Nursing Home, 299 Lincoln St., Worcester, 
Mass. 01605. (He admits that perhaps his 
attendance there has been more regular 
than at church.) Don says Herb would 
greatly appreciate receiving a card or letter 
from his classmates even though a stiff 
hand would prevent his writing a reply. 
Herb spends most of his days in a wheel- 
chair solving crossword puzzles, reading 
and listening to the radio. 

RICHMOND W. SMITH, who had seven 
children, now has twenty grandchildren 
and eight great-grandchildren. "Can any 
other class compete with these figures?" 
Don asks. 

1910 

F. LELAND HEWES writes that he and 
his wife Mildred are kept busy sitting with 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
The latest addition to his family is a great- 
grandson, David Leland Hanket, born in 
Newton, Mass. in May of 1971. Fred says 
he still drives but tires after 200 miles. 
After a 200-mile drive, who doesn't? . . . 
"HAP" MARTIN has reported to class 
secretary CHARLES E. BARNEY that he is 
no longer called "Hap" — now it's "Jerry." 
However he will always be "Happy" 
Martin to 1910 men. 



1912 

Through Mrs. HERBERT F. TAYLOR we 
have learned of the death of Mrs. JAMES 
W. CUNNINGHAM on February 27, 1972 
in North Carolina. Mr. Cunningham, who 
passed away in 1 961 , was president of the 
Alumni Association from 1941 to 1943 
and a member of the board of trustees from 
1945 to 1955. 

1914 

WILLIAM H. MELLEN, under the spon- 
sorship of the National Huguenot Society, 
will take a six-week jaunt through England 
and France this fall — and all because he has 
devoted his lifetime to tracing his family 
tree. During his lifetime search he has dis- 
covered that he is a descendant of the 
signers of the Magna Charta in 1215, 
William the Conqueror, Charlemagne, and 
21 American patriots indluding John Alden 
of the Mayflower and colonial clergyman 
Roger Williams. During his fall trip he hopes 
"to catch up with some loose ends and fill 
in the gaps in the family tree." 

1921 

After wintering in Palm Beach, Fla., 
EARL B. PICKERING has returned to his 
home on Old Gibson Rd., New Ipswich, 
N.H. 

1923 

ERWIN H. MATTSON has retired as 
manager of the Union Furniture Co., 
Worcester. . . . ALBERT H. PENDLETON 
has retired as a partner of Pendleton, Neu- 
man, Williams & Anderson, Chicago, III. 
He will continue in active practice as 
counsel to the firm. . . . After 44 years of 
service, JOHN H. TSUI has retired from 
his duties at Westinghouse Electric Corp., 
Sharon, Pa. 

1924 

EDWARD H. GOODRICH has been 
awarded the first Red Shield Award ever 
presented by the Bristol (Conn.) Salvation 
Army. Mr. Goodrich, who retired in 1 965 as 
the attorney in charge of the Bristol office of 
General Motors patent section, has been 
active in working with the Salvation Army 
Advisory Board. The Red Shield Award is 
presented to an "outstanding member of 
the community in recognition of faithful 
and efficient leadership." Mr. Goodrich 
has also served the Chamber of Commerce; 
Clock Museum; Kiwanis Club (as president 
and secretary); the Boy Scouts (for which 



he received the Silver Beaver Award); and 
the First Congregational Church (as deacon 
and past president of the Men's Service 
Club). 

1926 

CHARLES B. HARDY, superintendent 
of the Worcester Bureau of Water and a 
deputy commissioner in the Dept. of Public 
Works, retired Aug. 1. He has been super- 
intendent since 1942 and was named a 
DPW deputy two years ago. He joined 
the Worcester DPW in 1930 after having 
served 1 2 years with the Bureau of Sewers. 
City Manager McGrath said that Hardy 
"has been a credit to the city — He has 
an established reputation as one of the 
best water engineers in the state." . . . 
CHARLES M. HEALEY, JR., has been 
presented the Harry J. Graham Memorial 
Award in appreciation of his devotion to 
the purchasing profession by the Pur- 
chasing Management Association of Bos- 
ton. Healey, who is currently the executive 
director of the Holyoke Taxpayers Asso- 
ciation, was the Springfield (Mass.) Pur- 
chasing Agent for 22 years. He is the first 
municipal purchasing official to receive 
the Graham Award and is also the first 
person outside the Boston area to be 
named. In 1967 he won the William 
Pynchon Award for distinguished civic 
service while the previous year he received 
the Boy Scout Silver Antelope Award. He 
was the first Scouter in the U.S.A. to re- 
ceive the St. George Cross, the highest 
religious award the Catholic Church be- 
stows on a Scout. . . . C. HAROLD 
NORDSTROM, retired as staff director of 
planning and control in the government 
products group of Avco Corporation, is 
now the permanent chairman of the Massa- 
chusetts Business Task Force for School 
Management, Inc. The Task Force, which 
is made up of 33 top business executives, 
has studied the business aspects of more 
than 200 school departments, including 
Worcester, on a voluntary basis. Mr. 
Nordstrom, as chairman, is convinced that 
the principal answer to soaring public 
school costs lies in the adoption of modern 
business techniques by school adminis- 
trations. 

1929 

IRVING H. CAMPBELL, formerly with 

the U. S. Envelope Co., Worcester, has 

retired. . . . STEPHEN D. DONAHUE, 

business and financial editor of the 



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Who says you have to be a lawyer or a 
political scientist in order to be a winner 
in politics? 

If David F. Emery, EE '70, had believed 
that old chestnut, he wouldn't have run 
for a seat in the Maine State House of 
Representatives — so, of course, he couldn't 
have won. But he did run and he did win 
after defeating a 22-year veteran incumbent 
in the primaries by the amazing margin of 
nearly 2 to 1. 

Dave, a communications equipment en- 
gineer, has been involved in Republican 
politics in his home town of Rockland since 
he was 15. In 1968 he attended the Re- 
publican convention in Miami. 

Now a duly elected representative, he is 



especially interested in the problem of 
state property taxes and has done much 
research in preparation for his presentation 
next year of a bill to revamp the present 
system. 

Already with an eye on the future, he 
plans to campaign again next term, and if 
reelected he hopes to run for the position 
of house majority leader. If all goes well in 
this venture, he would be pleased to try 
for a U.S. House seat in 1974. 

David Emery's political future appears 
to be bright, indeed. 

Another EE, Edwin F. Nesman, '55, 
currently a staff engineer at EG & G, Inc., 
Bedford, Mass., was recently elected to the 
Bolton School Committee. A member of 
the Bolton Citizens Association for three 
years and chairman for the past two, he 
also served as financial secretary of the 
school building committee during the con- 
struction phase of a one-million dollar 
addition to the Emerson School. 

A former design engineer for the Gen- 
eral Electric Company, high school science 
teacher, and present director of science for 
the Braintree (Mass.) Public Schools, was 
a successful candidate for a seat on the 



Georgetown School Committee last spring. 
Dr. Charles A. Woodman, PH, '48, the 
newly elected committee member, believes 
that local control of the schools should be 
preserved to the fullest extent permitted by 
law and that "we must maintain a balance 
between desirable educational programs 
and facilities and the ability of the town to 
pay for them." 

Paul W. Snyder, Jr., '53, has been elected 
to the Pitman (N.J.) Board of Education. 
After the election he said, "We will try to 
do what we can to provide the best possible 
education within the limits of our tax 
capabilities." Paul is with Mobil Corp., 
Paulsboro, N.J., as R & D manager. 

In the November elections Marcus A. 
Rhodes, Jr., ME, '40, treasurer and assistant 
manager of M. M. Rhodes & Sons, Taun- 
ton, Mass., won his 6th term on the Taunton 
School Committee, while antiques dealer, 
Sturgis A. Sobin, '48, won his first full 
term as Mayor of Ansonia, Conn. 

So, a growing number of WPI men are 
channeling their lives into public service 
and meeting a variety of challenges. They 
are winners — in every sense of the word. 



Worcester Evening Gazette, has retired 
after more than 40 years as a reporter and 
editor. While he was a student at WPI he 
began his newspaper career as a campus 
correspondent for the Worcester Telegram. 
In 1931 he accepted a full-time reporting 
job with the Evening Gazette. While serving 
as city editor, his home was destroyed by 
the 1 953 Worcester tornado. The next day 
he wrote a first-person account of his im- 
pressions of the disaster which won second 
prize in the New England Associated Press 
News Executive Association contest. In 
1 959 he was awarded the certificate of 
recognition for the Continental Air Com- 
mand for his services in the Air Force 
Reserve, from which he retired with the 
rank of colonel in 1967. Mr. Donahue is 
Director of the WPI News Bureau. ... J. 
KENDALL FULLERTON has retired from 
his position as eastern sales manager for 
the Simonds Saw & Steel Division, Wallace 
Murray Corp. . . . GEORGE V. KENNEDY, 
former manager of the Massachusetts 
Electric Co. Division in Leominster, was 
honored at a retirement dinner given in 
Shirley in March following his 43 years 
of service with the company. The 225 
persons present at the testimonial dinner 
saw him presented with a chain saw from 
his associates, a citation from the state 
House of Representatives and a plaque 
given in recognition of his wide range of 
community service from the Mass. Dept. 

of Commerce EDWARD E. LANE works 

as regional manager for NAPCO Graphic 
Arts, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis. 

1930 

HERBERT W. DAVIS has retired as vice 
president, research. Triumph Machinery 
Co., Hackettstown, N.J. Now he serves as 
vice president, product development, Brunt 



Equipment Co., Mt. Holly, N.J ALLAN 

L. HALL reports that he has retired after 
32 years with the U.S. Post Office Dept., 
Portsmouth, N.H. . . . DANIEL S. HORGAN, 
SR., chief engineer of the (Mass.) State 
Department of Public Works, was the key- 
note speaker at the March testimonial held 
in Framingham for retired DPW Com- 
missioner, Harry P. Loftus. Horgan, a 
personal associate of Loftus for over 25 
years, has served 42 years with the Com- 
monwealth since graduating from WPI. 
Recently he received the seventh annual 
Booster Award given by the Auburn 
(Mass.) Chamber of Commerce. The 
award is presented to an Auburn resident 
who has given outstanding service to the 
community. Horgan was active in Boy 
Scouting for over 30 years. In 1947 he be- 
came the first president of the Auburn High 
School PTA. He has served as a commis- 
sioner of the Auburn Water District and on 
the local Board of Appeals . . . JOHN J. 
LYONS is the new deputy chief engineer 
for highway maintenance for the Mass. 
Dept. of Public Works. He will be respon- 
sible for the maintenance of all state high- 
ways and bridges, including snow removal, 
roadside development, signs, and signal- 
ling, as well as procurement and upkeep 
of highway equipment. A veteran of 43 
years with the DPW, he has been serving 
as the department's research and materials 
engineer. ...WARREN R. PURCELL was a 
staff member at the 17th Annual Practical 
Statistical Engineering Institute held in 
June at The University of Connecticut, 
Storrs. Purcell has been a factory engineer, 
quality control supervisor, and quality 
control manager for the Brown Company. 
Until recently a private consultant, he is 
now chief of Reliability Engineering and 
Quality Control for Raytheon. 



1932 

Vice Admiral FRANCIS J. BLOUIN, 
US Navy (ret.), has been chosen Grand 
Marshall for the Northbridge (Mass.) Bi- 
centennial Parade slated for July 16. 
Admiral Blouin, during 36 years of com- 
missioned service, saw duty with the Chief 
of Naval Personnel; Commander in Chief, 
U. S. Pacific Fleet; Chief of Naval Opera- 
tions; and with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 
In June 1968 he became Deputy Chief of 
Naval Operations after having served as 
Commander of the Pacific Fleet Amphibi- 
ous Force.. ..JOHN NIZAMOFF writes that 
he has time for reading and gardening now 
that he is retired from Engelhard Industries, 
Newark, N.J. He spends the summer 
months at the Jersey Shore. 

1933 

The former president of Mills Pharma- 
ceuticals, Inc., and Glencoe Research, Inc., 
St. Louis, Mo., DR. HERMAN W. DORN, 
is now the owner and director of Dorn & 
Co. (food and drug consultants), of 
Glendale, Calif. . . . GEORGE W. NICOL- 
ETTI serves as regional manager for Gibbs 
Wire & Steel Co., South Bend, Indiana. 

1934 

GORDON S. CRUIKSHANK is the new 
vice president of Gregory & Appel, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. He has spent 36 years in the in- 
surance business. Until his promotion he 
served as secretary of the firm. . . . LUTH ER 
C. LEAVITT, former president of The Otto 
Konigslow Mfg. Co., Cleveland, Ohio, has 
been elected vice chairman of the board of 
the company. 

1935 

ALFRED CANTOR serves as West Coast 
area manager for FLUOR Ocean Services, 



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Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif. . . . THEODORE 
D. McKINLEY, a pigments department re- 
search supervisor at Du Pont's Experimental 
Station, Wilmington, Del., has been elected 
president of the Electrochemical Society, 
Inc. He has served as vice president twice 
and five terms as a member of the organiza- 
tion's board of directors. The society is 
devoted to the advancement of electro- 
chemistry, electrometallurgy and elec- 
tronics. Its membership of 5,000 is drawn 
from scientists associated with industry, 
education, and government. . . . GEORGE 
H. PERRY has been named manager of 
finance for the Warner & Swasey Co., 
Grinding Machine Division. It is a newly 
created position at the Worcester plant, 
which was recently purchased from Norton 
Co. Previously, Perry was controller of the 
division for Norton. 

1936 

ROGER W. BRUCE has been named to 
the Worcester City Planning Board. Now 
retired, he was formerly general superin- 
tendent of the Worcester Works of U.S. 
Steel Corp. 

1937 

ERVING ARUNDALE has retired .from 
his position as president of Esso Research 
in Europe and is currently living in South 
Yarmouth, 'Mass. . . . MORTON S. FINE 
has formed a new company, Morton S. 
Fine & Associates, Inc., in Bloomfield, 
Conn. It is an engineering, surveying, and 
landscape architectural firm. Mr. Fine is 
also the present chairman of the Hartford 
Conservatory of Music. ... A. HAMILTON 
POWELL holds the post of director of en- 
gineering, Arrow-Hart, Continental Di- 
vision, Florence, Ky. 

1938 

JOHN G. DESPO has been promoted 
from director of engineering to vice presi- 
dent-engineering of Granite City Steel 
Company, Granite City, III. Mr. Despo went 
to Granite City Steel, a subsidiary of Na- 
tional Steel Corporation, in 1 970 as director 
of engineering in charge of the Engineering 
Dept. Previously he was manager of con- 
struction for the Chicago District of United 
States Steel Corporation. Before joining 
U. S. Steel he was with the Massachusetts 
Highway Dept. and Metropolitan Boston 
Water Supply Commission. . . . DR. JOHN 
B. SCALZI, coordinator of the engineering 
program at Research & Technology, U. S. 
Dept. of HUD, Washington, D.C., resides 
in Arlington, Va. 



Despo '38 



Burness '39 



1939 

JACK F. BOYD writes that he is semi- 
retired as chairman of the board of the 
Nashua (N.H.) Brass Co. ... DR. DONALD 
M. BURNESS has been appointed as a 
senior research associate in the organic 
research laboratory at the Kodak Research 
Laboratories, Rochester, N.Y. He joined 
Kodak in 1 939 as a chemist in the synthetic 
chemicals division and in 1 942 participated 
in a national defense research program at 
the University of Illinois. In 1945 he re- 
turned to Kodak as a research chemist. He 
was appointed a research associate in the 
chemistry division of the Kodak Research 
Laboratories in 1956. . . . EDWARD C. 
DENCH, a Raytheon Company engineer, 
is the inventor under a recent patent as- 
signed to the company of a cold cathode 
traveling wave tube with improved oper- 
ating characteristics. Traveling wave tubes 
are used in microwave radar communica- 
tion and other electronic systems. The in- 
ventor has been a staff consultant in Ray- 
theon's Microwave and Power Tube Di- 
vision in Waltham, Mass. for 24 years. A 
member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi, he 
holds more than 60 patents on microwave 
tubes and in associated fields. . . . CARL W. 
LEWIN has been named president of the 
International Division of The Austin Com- 
pany, Cleveland, Ohio. Previously he was 
vice president and sales manager re- 
sponsible for coordination of sales activities 
of the company's overseas subsidiaries. 
Mr. Lewin joined the company in 1940 as 
an assistant project engineer in the Chicago 
district where he played an important role 
in the development of many major Austin 
projects in the middle west. He is a member 
of the American Society of Chemical En- 
gineers and the American Management 
Association. . . . HAROLD E. WHITE was 
recently appointed general manager of the 
Bonded Products Division of Norton Abra- 
sives Ltd., England. White joined Norton 
in 1946 as an engineer and later was di- 
rector of manufacturing for the Abrasives 
Materials Division, Worcester. 

1940 

WILFRED T. BLADES has retired as 
works supervisor, process control, at 
American Steel & Wire Co., Worcester. 
. . . The first administrator for Atlantic 
County, N.J., is ROBERT J. CANNON. 
In his newly created position, Cannon will 
be working for the county Board of Free- 
holders. He has spent the past 29 years in 
federal engineering services. 

Lewin '39 




1942 

ERIC W. ESSEN, former executive 
assistant to vice president of manufactur- 
ing for the L. G. Balfour Co., Attleboro, 
Mass., has joined General Business Serv- 
ices as an area director responsible for 
activities in Attleboro, North Attleboro, 
Easton, Norton, and Mansfield. . . . PAUL 
YANKAUSKAS is with Thermco Products, 
Orange, Calif. 

1943 

S. BAILEY NORTON, JR., has been 
named a director of Daniel O'Connell's 
Sons, Inc., building contractors, of Holy- 
oke, Mass. He is general manager of Acme 
Chain Division of North American Rockwell 
Corp., Holyoke. . . . ROBERT S. SCHEDIN, 
former director of engineering for Cromp- 
ton & Knowles Corp., Worcester, has been 
named vice president of Fairlawn Hospital. 
He will be responsible for preparing and 
implementing a plan to enlarge the hos- 
pital's service to the Worcester community. 

A technology breakthrough that could re- 
invigorate the SST-less aerospace industry 
has come from the planning board of Dr. 
RICHARD T. WHITCOMB,'43,the NASA 
scientist who discovered the "Coke bottle 
shape" design that made supersonic flight 
practical in the 1950's. 

Because of his vision, jet airliners may 
someday cruise 20 per cent faster on the 
same amount of power. Promise of this 
bonus in speed comes from NASA's super- 
critical wing, which Whitcomb designed. 
The prototype has been installed on a Navy 
F-8 jet and test flown successfully during 
the past year. The basically new airfoil 
shape permits aircraft to fly at increased 
speeds before encountering a significant 
rise in aerodynamic drag. 

Theoretically, jet airliners that cruise at 
about 550 m.p.h. will be able to fly con- 
siderably closer to the sonic barrier, gain- 
ing over 100 m.p.h. without having to use 
more powerful engines. This would shave 
at least two hours off an eight-hour flight. 

The innovative wing is flatter on top than 
are conventional wings, and has a curved 
trailing edge. As an extra bonus, engineers 
have found that it can be thicker, allowing 
more fuel to be carried and thereby in- 
creasing the range of the aircraft. 

The Whitcomb wing may help the U. S. 
aerospace industry get firmly back onto 
its feet again. 

1944 

"Electric Power and a Clean Environ- 
ment — Can We Have Both?" was the title 
of the talk given by JOHN W. LEBOUR- 
VEAU at the March meeting of the Inter- 
national Management Council's Zone 52 
Chapters held in Taunton, Mass. Lebour- 
veau, who is manager of environmental 
research for the New England Electric 
System, is responsible for technical pro- 
grams of environmental effects evaluation 
for the Massachusetts Electric Co., the 
New England Power Co., and the Nar- 
ragansett Electric Co. . . . WALLACE A. 



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UNDERWOOD is sales manager for Mar- 
shall Marine Corp., South Dartmouth, 
Mass. 

1945 

JOHN A. TEMPLETON holds the posi- 
tion of senior staff engineer with TRW 
Systems Group, Norton Air Force Base, 
San Bernardino, Calif. 

1946 

Principal engineer at Westenhoff & 
Novick Consulting Engineers, Wheaton, 
III., is ALFRED J.WOOD. 

DONALD H. GILMORE has been 
appointed sales manager of Rodney Hunt 
Company's water control equipment di- 
vision in Orange, Mass. The division pro- 
duces sluice gates and related equipment 
for water pollution and flood control 
projects. A former research assistant at 



WPI's Alden Hydraulic Laboratory, Gilmore 
joined Rodney Hunt in 1 952 as a technical 
sales engineer in the water control equip- 
mentdivision. Priorto his recent promotion, 
he had held a number of managerial posts 
with the company. 

FRANK L. MAZZONE serves as vice 
president and general manager of Acres 
American, Inc., an engineering and con- 
sulting firm that is currently moving from 
Niagara Falls to new quarters in Buffalo, 
N.Y. 

1947 

DR. MORREL H. COHEN, University of 
Chicago professor in the James Franck In- 
stitute in the Departments of Physics and 
Theoretical Biology and in the college, has 
been appointed the Louis Block Professor 
of Physics and Theoretical Biology. Cohen, 
who has written more than 125 research 



ALUMNI TRUSTEES 





Fyler '45 



Smith '37 



Anson C. Fyler, '45, J. Morrison Smith, 
'37, and Charles C. Bonin, '38, Alumni 
Council nominees for the WPI Board of 
Trustees, were elected to serve as board 
members June 3. 

Fyler, who was elected to his first five- 
year term as trustee, is chairman of the 
board and president of Arrow-Hart, Inc. 
(manufacturers of electrical wiring and 
controls), Hartford, Conn. He is also di- 
rector of Veeder Industries, Connecticut 
Bank & Trust Co., and Phoenix Mutual 
Life and the Manufacturers Association of 
Hartford County. A resident of West 
Hartford, he is married and has two sons. 

Smith, also a first-term trustee, is presi- 
dent of National Radio Institute (elec- 
tronics school), Division of McGraw Hill, 
Inc., Washington, D. C. He is an officer 
and founder of the Macamor Foundation of 
Washington; chairman of the Providence 
Savings and Loan Association; and a di- 
rector of the Washington Society for the 
Blind, Washington YMCA, and Capital 
Radio Engineering Institute. He is the son 
of James E. Smith, '06 and the uncle of 
Michael Galbraith, '58. Married and the 
father of four children, Smith resides in 
McLean, Va. 

Bonin was reelected to his second five- 
year term on the Board of Trustees. He is 
president of Chemical Construction Cor- 
poration, New York City, a subsidiary of 



Bonin '38 

Boise Cascade Corporation. Since joining 
Chemico he has been involved in the en- 
gineering and erection of plants valued at 
more than one billion dollars in the United 
States and around the world. He is the only 
professional engineer to hold engineering 
licenses in all the 54 states and territories. 
A member of the Executive Committee of 
both the Board of Trustees and the 
Alumni Association, he is married, lives in 
Mendham, N.J., and is the father of two 
children. 

Fifteen WPI trustees who have at various 
times served on the board with distinction 
were elected to the newly created position 
of Emeritus Trustee at the winter meeting 
of the Board of Trustees. 

Following the election, Pres. Hazzard 
said, "We are pleased that we can continue 
to enjoy the wise counsel of these men. 
We look forward to their giving continued 
leadership and support to WPI." 

Those elected were; J. Norman Alberti, 
'24; Phillip R. Delphos, '26; Sidney W. 
Farnsworth, '06; Dr. William E. Hanson, 
'32; Frank C. Harrington, '98; Chandler W. 
Jones, '26; Dwight E. Jones, '28 (De- 
ceased April 1972); Arthur W. Knight, '29; 
Harry B. Lindsay, '13; Burton W. Marsh, 
'20; Charles R. Michel, '37; Arthur Nutt, 
'16; Warren W. Parks, '17; George W. 
Smith, Jr., '1 5; and George A. Walker, '22. 




Cohen '47 



publications, joined the university as an 
instructor in 1952 and became a full pro- 
fessor in 1960. From 1968 until last year 
he was director of the James Franck In- 
stitute, an association of scientists with 
primary interests in the study of chemical 
physics and solid-state physics, especially 
the condensed states of matter. He is a 
former Guggenheim Fellow and National 
Science Foundation Senior Postdoctoral 
Fellow. Currently he is a Fellow of the 
American Physical Society and a member 
of Sigma Xi. . . . ROBERT C. MARK is 
manager, new plant/non-union relations 
for the corporate employee relations staff 
at General Electric Co., New York City. . . . 
GEORGE A. SCHUPP has been elected 
vice president and chief engineer, color 
TV products, for Zenith Radio Corporation, 
Chicago, III. He joined Zenith in 1966 as 
staff assistant to the vice president and 
chief engineer. He was named director of 
television engineering in 1971 and chief 
engineer, color TV products, earlier this 
year. Previously he was vice president and 
director of operations for Trans-American 
Electronics, International, Inc. For three 
years, he was chief engineer of the Mag- 
navox Company. He was with G. E. from 
1948 to 1963. . . . Scan-Optics, Inc., East 
Hartford, Conn, has announced the ap- 
pointment of DONALD B. THOMPSON 
as board chairman, president and chief 
executive officer of the company. After 20 
years in the computer industry, Thompson 
comes to the firm from Potter Instrument 
Co., Long Island, where he was vice 
president and a member of the board of 
directors. Prior to joining Potter in 1968, 
he spent 17 years with IBM holding posi- 
tions in advanced systems design and 
general management. Scan-Optics, which 
he now heads, produces optical character 
recognition systems. 

1948 

ROBERT H. ADAMS has been appointed 
manager of the Home Entertainment 
Strategic Planning Operation for the Gen- 
eral Electric Company. His office is located 
at Operation headquarters. . . . ERNEST P. 
FERNSTEN serves as airways facilities 
sector manager for the Federal Aviation 
Administration at Buffalo (N.Y.) Interna- 
tional Airport ROBERT W. HENDER- 
SON has been promoted to vice president 
of marketing at Rodney Hunt Co., Orange, 
Mass. Mr. Henderson will be responsible 
for the sales activities of its water control 
equipment division, textile machinery di- 
vision, international sales division, indus- 
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he joined the firm as an application en- 
gineer. In 1962 he advanced to product 
manager and to division manager two 
years later. He was elected vice president 
and manager of the water control equip- 
ment division in 1970. 

1949 

ROBERT W. BATCHELDER has been 
appointed as a vice president of Johnson 
& Higgins of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Interna- 
tional insurance brokers and employee 




Batche/der '49 



McComiskey '51 



benefit consultants). He joined the Phila- 
delphia office in 1964 and became an as- 
sistant vice president in 1 967. He has been 
a senior account executive in the com- 
mercial department. . . . KARL R. BERG- 
GREN, JR., is manager of quality control 
for Buffalo Forge Company, Buffalo, N.Y. 
. . . Capt. JAMES B. MORIN, USN, is 
commanding officer of the USS LaSalle, 
an amphibious transport dock of the At- 
lantic Fleet. In June Capt. Morin was 
slated to take the LaSalle to the island of 
Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, where she will 
become the flagship for the Commander, 
Middle East Forces. The LaSalle will be 
the U.S. Navy's only representative in that 
part of the world. . . . LEO D. ROSE has 
recently joined Baldwin Stewart Building 
Systems in North Haven, Conn., where he 
is active in sales promotion, public rela- 
tions, engineering and "design-build" con- 
tracting. He is the current president of the 
Connecticut Building Congress, Inc. . . . 
ROBERT A. ROWSE has been named di- 
rector of research and furnace plants for 
the Norton Co. Abrasives Division, Worces- 
ter. Formerly he was director of research. 
. . . ELLSWORTH M. SAMMET has been 
promoted to District One Construction 
Engineer at the Lenox (Mass.) office of the 
State Dept. of Public Works. Previously he 
served as the District Two Maintenance 
Engineer at the Northampton office. 

1950 

Married: ROBERT L. TAGEN and Miss 
Marie Leonne Couture in Gardner, Massa- 
chusetts on March 24, 1972. Mrs. Tagen 
is assistant treasurer of The Gardner News, 
Inc. Her husband is a media salesman with 
J. Bain, Inc. 

LESTER J. REYNOLDS has been ap- 
pointed manager for textile dyes and textiles 
at the American Cyanamid Company, 
Bound Brook, N.J. With Cyanamid since 
1956, he was most recently manager of 
marketing research in the commercial de- 
velopment department. ... A. KENNETH 
STEWART has been named general man- 
ager of Bendix Corporation's abrasives 
division in Jackson, Michigan. 



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1951 

ROBERT W. BALDWIN is currently em- 
ployed by the New York Division of AMF 
Incorporated, York, Pa., as a sales repre- 
sentative. . . . DEXTER E. CATE, a former 
electrical engineer with Raytheon in Ports- 
mouth, R.I., manages a new branch of The 
Reed Elwell Real Estate Agency in Tilton, 
N.H. He received his New Hampshire 
realtor's license last November. . . . NOR- 
RIS H. COREY has been advanced from 
system operator to chief system operator 
atthe REMVEC Facility of the New England 
Electric System. He was one of the original 
system operators at the facility. . . . THOM- 
AS A. McCOMISKEY has been appointed 
as manager of construction in the western 
district of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's 
fabricated steel construction department. 
In his new position he will be head- 
quartered at the firm's Pinhole Point fabri- 
cating works near Richmond, Calif. Pre- 
viously he had been project engineer in 
Bethlehem Steel's Central erection district 
in Leetsdale, Pa. . . . Capt. CHARLES G. 
DARRELL, USN, is director, underseas 
programs, Office of Naval Research, 
Arlington, Va. . . . THEODORE A. MELLOR 
serves as quality assurance manager for 
Riley Stoker Co., Worcester, Mass. 

1952 

HAROLD R. ALTHEN works as general 
sales manager for the Cochrane Division of 
the Crane Co. in King of Prussia, Pa. . . . 
RICHARD H. ENGLUND now serves as 
pastor of the Church of Our Saviour 
(Evangelical Lutheran) in Fond Du Lac, 
Wis. . . . ROBERT C. HENEGAN is manager 
of engineering in the Capacitor Division at 
General Instrument of Taiwan Ltd., in 
Taipei. 

1953 

DR. RAYMOND P. PORTER has ac- 
cepted a position with Acushnet Co., New 
Bedford, Mass. 

1954 

DAVID F. GILBERT is works manager 
for E. I. du Pont De Nemours & Co., 
Montague Works, Montague, Mich. . . . 
DUDLEY REDDEN, Holliston (Mass.) as- 



sessor of taxes, has announced that he 
will seek the Democratic Party's nomina- 
tion for State Representative of the 41st 
Middlesex District which encompasses the 
towns of Sherborn, Ashland, Hopkinton 
and Holliston. Redden is a professional 
land surveyor and holds registration in 
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, 
Maine, and Ohio. He is a vice president 
and a member of the board of Schofield 
Brothers, Inc., land surveyors and civil en- 
gineers of Framingham. . . . WALTER A. 
REIBLING has been named plant manager 
at General Machine Shop, Fall Brook Plant 
and Components, Inc., a subsidiary of 
Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y. He has 
been production superintendent at the 
plant since 1970. He joined the company 
in 1964 as a senior equipment engineer at 
Wellsboro, Pa., where he was named super- 
visor of equipment engineering in 1 965. In 
1967 he was named plant manufacturing 
engineer at the Parkersburg, W. Va., plant. 

1956 

PAUL A. CNOSSEN has purchased an 
independent hardware store. Center Sup- 
ply, in Uxbridge, Mass. The business sup- 
plies hardware, paint, plumbing and other 
products to the public as well as servicing 
local industries on a six-day-per-week 

basis JOHN K. DERBY holds the post 

of assistant manager of manufacturing at 
Staley Chemical Division, Marlboro, Mass. 

IAMES L FORAND is a self-employed 

consultant-transit in Kresgeville, Pa. 

1957 

DR. RENE R. BERTRAND was one of 
the authors of the article, "Sampling and 
Analyzing Air Pollution Sources" in the 
January issue of the magazine Chemical 
Engineering. Rene is a senior research 
chemist with the Government Research 
Laboratory at Esso Research and Engi- 
neering Co., Linden, N.J. For the past two 
years he was project leader for a team de- 
fining the R&D needs in air-pollution- 
measurement techniques and the market 
for air-pollution instrumentation, under an 
Environmental Protection Agency contract. 
He is a member of the Air Pollution Control 
Association. . . . JOHN J. KELLY has 



MORGAN 
CONSTRUCTION CO, 

ENGINEERS & MANUFACTURERS 
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joined the staff of the Grant Chemical Di- 
vision of the Ferro Corporation, Baton 
Rouge (La.) plant. His prime responsibility 
is in the design, construction and operation 
of Grant's distillation facilities. He was 
formerly associated with Vulcan Materials, 
Olin-Matheson Chemical Corporation and 

Allied Chemical Corporation PHILIP L. 

ROTONDO works for Combustion Engi- 
neering, Inc., as a stress analyst in the nu- 
clear department. . . . Maj. RICHARD A. 
STEVENS currently serves at Marine Corps 
Air Station, El Toro, Calif. 

1958 

ANTHONY J. DiGIOVANNI has been 
appointed general superintendent for Mys- 
tic Valley Gas Company in Maiden, Mass. 
He joined Mystic Valley in 1960 as plan- 
ning engineer after moving from NEPSCO 
in Worcester. He became distribution en- 
gineer in 1961 and assistant general super- 
intendent in 1967. . . . BURTON L. 
KEELER is now a contract administrator 
for the General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, 

Mass Attorney ARTHUR P. McGOW- 

AN, JR., of Canton, Conn., has become a 
partner in the Hartford law firm of Halloran, 
Sage, Phelon & Hagarty. A former em- 
ployee of Electric Boat Division of General 
Dynamics Corp., he is a member of the 
Hartford County, Connecticut, and Amer- 
ican Bar Associations. . . . WESLEY W. 
PINNEY serves as chief engineer. Royal 
Packaging Equipment Co., Maywood, N.J. 
. . . BERNARD PODBERESKY is manager 
of Business Operations at General Electric 
Co., Schenectady, N.Y. 

1959 

CARL M. FROVA is vice president of 
sales and marketing services, Universal 
Interloc, Inc., Santa Ana, Calif. . . . MOR- 
GAN M. WHITNEY, JR., is material utiliza- 
tion manager, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, 
Mich. 

1960 

Married: ROBERT J. PAVANO and Miss 
Judith T. Barnhart on March 25, 1972 in 
Plainville, Connecticut. Mrs. Pavano is a 
supervisor of the business teaching depart- 
ment in a high school in Columbus, Ohio, 
where the couple resides. Mr. Pavano is a 
sales engineer with Borg-Warner Mechan- 
ical Seals Division. 

MARTIN BECK currently works as a 
technical service representative for Cabot 

Corp., Seine, France PAUL M. BRYON 

is factory manager at Fisher Engineering 
Co., Rockland, Me. . . . WILLIAM F. 
HESTER holds a new position as manager- 
general administration at Turbo Power and 





Whether it's creating a design for an Earth 
Week poster, a signage system, or a 
futuristic chess set, Robert A. Propper, '57, 
of the designing firm of Propper/Elman, 
New York City, can usually come up with a 
fresh idea. 

Last year his designing firm created the 
green, black, and white Earth Week symbol 
which was adopted by New York State's 
Council of Environmental Advisors. His 
other design work includes: a sign system 
for the Memphis, Tenn. airport; book 
jackets for major publishers; and a limited 
edition plexiglas chess set which has been 
featured in Industrial Design magazine. 

The chess set, entitled "Urban Gambit," 
has cut and polished plexiglas pieces and 
a mirrored glass board imprinted with 
squares. 

Mr. Propper's photographic work has 



appeared in many publications including 
The New York Times, Art in America, Art 
News, Architectural Forum, American 
Home, House & Garden, Museum of 
Modern Art Bi-Annual Report, and Archi- 
tectural League of New York publications. 

In the past Propper has also worked as a 
design engineer (mechanical and elec- 
trical), technical writer and industrial 
photographer, and exhibition designer and 
photographer for the New Haven Rede- 
velopment Agency. 

Propper is currently teaching corporate 
design at Parsons School of Design, New 
York City. He graduated from Yale Uni- 
versity's School of Art and Architecture 
with a BFA and MFA after receiving his 
degree in electrical engineering from WPI 
in 1957. 



Hester 



Marine Systems, Inc., Farmington, Conn. 
He will have charge of all administrative 
functions for the corporation. Hester joined 
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division as an 
analytical engineer in 1960. After accept- 
ing a series of increasingly important en- 
gineering assignments in the analytical 
field, he moved into administration. He 
transferred to Turbo Power and Marine 
Systems in 1 968. . . . JOHN S. REISINGER 
has been promoted to district equipment 
superintendent by the Southern New 
England Telephone Co., Manchester, Conn. 
He joined the firm in 1960 as an assistant 
engineer. . . . Worcester City Manager 
Francis J. McGrath has appointed NOR- 
TON S. REMMER to fill the position of 
plans inspector and senior building in- 
spector in the Bureau of Public Buildings. 
The new inspector has an MS Degree from 
Oxford University in England where pre- 
viously he served as a research and teach- 
ing assistant. For several years he has been 
a senior research engineer for Norton Co. 
.... STUART P. ROBERTS is a salesman 
with S & S Electronics, Inc., Chelmsford, 
Mass. 



1961 

EDWARD J. BAYON, '31, president of 
Tighe & Bond, Inc., consulting engineers, 
has announced the appointment of JOHN 
W. POWERS as associate with the Holyoke, 
Mass. firm. Powers joined Tighe & Bond as 
a project engineer in 1968 and has been 
responsible for design of civil engineering 
projects in the western Massachusetts 
area. He has been most recently responsible 
for the development of the design of East- 
hampton's waste water treatment program. 
Previously a sanitary engineer with the 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command in 
Boston, he supervised the operation of 
waste water treatment facilities for various 
naval installations in the area. . . . IBM 
Corp. of Des Plaines, III., employs PETER 
D. BEEKMAN, advisory industry marketing 
representative. . . . BRADLEY E. HOSMER, 
who now works for Marketing Action 
Group in Fairfield, Conn., as a consultant, 
has moved to Redding Center. His hobby is 
building and refinishing furniture. His wife, 
Jaunita, works out of their home as a free 
lance designer of infants' wear. . . . ALLAN 
MADNICK has employment as an elec- 



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tronic engineer with the Federal Govern- 
ment at Fort Monmouth, N.J. . . . JOHN A. 
MATLEY has been named senior systems 
analyst at Manufacturing Management 
Sciences, Burlington, Mass. . . . DR. 
GORDON M. PARKER is manager— R & D 
— for Akashi Lab., Honny Chemicals Co. 
Ltd., Akashi, Japan. 

1962 

JAMES L. FORAND, JR., recently re- 
ceived his MBA degree from Lehigh Uni- 
versity. Jim is with Homer Research 
Laboratories, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Beth- 
lehem, Pa. . . . DAVID L. GOODMAN has 
acquired an industrial electrical concern, 
Beaudreau Electrical, Inc. in Waterford, 
Conn. . . . KENNETH A. HOMON is now 
manager of sensor programs at IBM Corp., 
Gaithersburg, Md. . . . KENNETH C. 
KRIKORIAN is a professor at Quinsigamond 
Community College, Worcester. . . . LCDR 
(USN) BRIAN J. O'CONNELL, who 
received his master's degree in civil engi- 
neering at Stanford last year, is now execu- 
tive officer of the Seabee battalion, Port 
Hueneme, Calif. . . . RONALD A. PENQUE 
has come up with a brand new recycling 
story. Protected by patents, Penque pro- 
poses to treat ordinary household garbage 
by chemical and mechanical means which 
will convert it totally into usable products. 
He plans to accomplish this without burn- 
ing, without odor, without stream or air 
pollution. He says his Biocel process will 
produce such commercially marketable 
items as paper pulp, iron and steel, alumi- 
num, glass, metals, fertilizer, and building 
products. The president of Biocel Cor- 
poration, he also owns the Land Chemical 
Company, Paterson, N.J. . . . Assistant De- 
partment of (Mass.) Public Works Com- 
missioner, PAUL SHARON, has been 
appointed to serve as acting commissioner 
until a permanent replacement is found for 
retiring Harry P. Loftus. The acting com- 
missioner is a member of the Mass. Regis- 
tered Professional Engineer Society; Mass. 
Registered Land Surveyors; Notary Public; 
Municipal Engineers Assoc; Highway 
Association; Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council, and Central Mass. Conference of 

football officials STEPHEN M. WELLS 

works for ITT as a senior systems consultant 
in New York. . . . The product manager for 
Webster & Martin, South Burlington, Vt., 
STANLEY M. WILBUR, recently was 
elected president of the Shelburne Jaycees. 



SUCCESS IS SPELLED "1-2-3" 



NEED A JOB? 

Don't forget that the resources of the WPI 
Placement Office and the Alumni Associa- 
tion are available to you. Contact Warren B. 
Zepp at WPI for information. 



When Robert R. Cassanelli, '62, was a 
chemistry student at WPI, he probably 
never dreamed that in just a few short years 
he would be awarded a Patent for a prize- 
winning product that is currently being 
marketed coast to coast. Back then "Cass" 
was concerned with the "Tech News," 
the "Peddler," R.O.T.C. and his duties 
with Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He prob- 
ably didn't think twice about the strawberry 
gelatin that was occasionally served with 
his meals. 




During the past few years priorities have 
changed, and gelatin has concerned him 
virtually all of his waking hours. A group 
leader in the General Foods Jell-0 research 
division, Tarrytown, N.Y., Cassanelli shares 
a patent for his work in the development of 
the popular gelatin dessert, "1 -2-3." 

He recalls that "1-2-3," a three-layered 
dessert (topping, chiffon, and gelatin), 
came about as sort of a happy accident, a 
laboratory curiosity.. Somebody was whip- 
ping Jell-0 with emulsified vegetable oil 
when it was discovered that a product had 
been created that developed its own top- 
ping. From then on ideas sprouted like 
mushrooms. Interesting textures were 
looked into and Jell-0 was mixed with 
other ingredients. 



Although chocolate is Cassanelli's favor 
ite flavor, strawberry took precedence over 
it in the test product. (Jell-0 has a water 
base that does not bring out the best in 
chocolate.) But strawberry is his second 
favorite flavor and that was the one that 
was used in the new product shown to the 
marketing new products committee. 

With a go-ahead from marketing, small 
home-use tests were scheduled. Hundreds 
of consumers used the product and an- 
swered questionnaires. The consensus was 
that there should be more topping and that 
the dessert texture and taste could be im- 
proved. After the formula was changed 
slightly and other emulsifiers were evalu- 
ated, the product was resubmitted for more 
consumer testing. Still more improvements 
were suggested and made. Ultimately the 
dessert was named "1-2-3," production 
methods were established, and it was put 
into the hands of the marketing and ad- 
vertising men. 

When it came time for Canner/Packer 
magazine to give out its seventh annual 
New Foods Awards, "1 -2-3" received one 
of the top seven national prizes. "A 
tremendous innovation ... a very unique 
approach to a simple everyday dessert," 
were some of the judges' reactions. 

"I feel fortunate to have had a hand in 
working on something that made it," 
Robert Cassanelli says. ("1-2-3" has now 
successfully tempted the public palate in 
not only strawberry, but cherry, raspberry, 
orange and lime.) 

He declines to report what he may have 
bubbling on the back burner at present; 
but he claims that if it is a hot dish it will 
definitely not be called the "Cassanelli 
Casserole." 




1963 

Bom: To Mr. and Mrs. DONALD M. 
WOOD II, a daughter, Kara Yvonne, on 
August 1 2, 1 971 . Don, who is president of 
his own company, Wood's Marine Sup- 
plies, Inc., of Lake Park, Fla., is fast be- 
coming the largest stocking dealer in 
Southern Florida for sailboats under 30 ft. 

STANLEY J. BELCINSKI, JR., works as 
a quality control supervisor for the Massa- 
chusetts Steel Treating Division of Presmet 
Corp., Worcester. ... DR. ROBERT M. 
DESMOND has just been made head of 
the mechanical engineering department at 
Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. 
. . . EDWARD J. KALINOWSKI now serves 
as a senior compensation analyst for Eli 
Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Ind. . . . JAMES 
M. KELLY, JR., is sales engineer for the 
Dustex Division, American Precision In- 
dustries, Buffalo, N.Y Prof. JOSEPH R. 

MANCUSO has been appointed head of 
the Department of Management Engi- 
neering at WPI. He succeeds Dr. Albert J. 
Schwieger who is retiring after 42 years 



on the faculty. Presently Mancuso is com- 
pleting work for his doctorate at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts as well as teach- 
ing management subjects at WPI. He is 
also president of a management consult- 
ing firm, Applied Marketing, Inc., of 
Framingham, Mass. ... DR. ROBERT E. 
MURPHY serves as assistant astronomer 
and assistant professor of astronomy at 
the Institute for Astronomy, University of 
Hawaii. ... DR. WILLIAM J. SAVOLA, 
JR., who received his Ph.D. in physics from 
the University of Connecticut last year, is 
currently working for his MBA at New 
York University. 

1964 
Married: DAVID 0. ADAMS to Yvonne 
L. Alexandre in Ogunquit, Maine, on Jan- 
uary 29, 1972. Mrs. Adams, who attended 
Boston University, is a secretary at MIT 
in Cambridge. David is with Sikorsky Air- 
craft in Stratford, Conn. The couple resides 
in Newtown, Conn. . . . PETER DORNE- 
MANN to Miss Penelope Hebberd of 
Boston, Mass. on October 23, 1971. 



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Born: To Capt. and Mrs. ELLIOT F. 
WYNER their second child, a son, Robert 
Harris, on April 8, 1972. Wyner has been 
working at the U.S. Army Natick Labora- 
tories since his return from Korea. 

ALBIN A. HASTBACKA has been 
chosen to receive RCA's Engineer of the 
Month Award at the RCA Aerospace 
Systems Division, Burlington, Mass. He 
received the award in recognition of his 
outstanding work as the system architect 
of a command and control computer sys- 
tem for the Air Force. The approach that he 
developed was a major factor in RCA's re- 
ceiving a multi-million-dollar contract. 
Hastbacka is a leader, Technical Staff, in 
the Command Control Program Manage- 
ment Office RICHARD F. HEALING is 

with Frank Healing & Son, Easton, Conn. 

IOHN C. RYDER, who since 1969 has 

been a senior engineer in advanced tire 
engineering at The Firestone Tire & Rubber 
Co., Akron, Ohio, has been promoted to 
supervisor of private brands tire engi- 
neering. ... DR. DAVID H. LAANANEN 
serves as a project engineer-aviation safety 
at Dynamic Science, Phoenix, Arizona. . . . 
WALTER E. LANKAU, JR., is senior man- 
agement scientist at Management Decision 
Systems, Waltham, Mass. . . . PETER 
MARSTON has been named engineer- 
electric operations in the Connecticut 
Light and Power Company's Willimantic 
district. Marston joined the firm in 1964 
as cadet engineer and was appointed 
junior engineer in 1965. In 1966 he was 
transferred to the Berlin office, later being 
reassigned to the Willimantic office in 1 968 
as assistant engineer. . . . MASON H. 
SOMERVILLE received his Ph.D. in me- 
chanical engineering from Pennsylvania 
State University in March. . . . GERALD E. 
TAMMI is now manager-automotive prod- 
uct engineering at Fairchild Semiconduc- 
tor, Mountain View, Calif. . . . SEYMOUR 
WILLIAMS III is a project programmer for 
Leeds & Northrup, North Wales, Pa. . . . 
DR. ROBERT A. PEURA, WPI assistant 
professor of biomedical and electrical en- 
gineering, will read his paper, "The Meas- 
urement of In Vivo Tissue Transfer Func- 
tions by Cross Correlation Techniques as 
it Pertains to the EKG Conduction System" 
which he prepared with STEEN HAN- 
NIBAL (MS, '72), at the Third Interna- 
tional Conference on Medical Physics in 
Gothenburg, Sweden, July 30-Aug. 4. 

1965 

DONALD C. CARLSON is bearing en- 
gineering coordinator, International Di- 
vision, Torrington Co., Torrington, Conn. 
. . . ALLEN H. DOWNS is an electrical en- 
gineer at Electronic Instrumentand Special- 
ty Corp., Winchester, Mass., where 
ROBERT A. PAINTER, '43, is president. 
Al says to be sure and report, "Al Downs 
i finally graduated — with the Class of 1 971 1" 
He also writes, "While a student I looked 
forward to graduating, but from the outside 
looking back in, I miss WPI." . . . Area 
engineer for the construction division of 
the engineering department of the Du Pont 
Co., Washington, W. Va., is GLENN P. 

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HURST. . . . JAMES B. KNITTER is one 
of three persons who founded a new com- 
pany, Trimetrix, Incorporated on March 1, 
1972 in Norwood, Mass. Knitter, who 
serves the company as vice president of 
engineering, is well known for his innova- 
tive analog circuit designs used in over 36 
successful modular and instrument prod- 
ucts. He has authored several technical 
articles and has two patents pending. His 
previous positions include manager of 
analog design, Intronics, Inc.; design group 
leader, Teledyne Philbrick Co.; project en- 
gineer, Nexus Research Co.; and circuit 
designer, Block Engineering Co. . . . HENRY 
A. SCHNECK has employment as a civil 
engineer in the planning division with the 
Suffolk County Department of Public 
Works, Long Island, N.Y. 

1966 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. SIGMUND S. 
DICKER, their first child, a daughter, Lori 
Michele, on April 1 6, 1 972. Sig is a project 
manager for Diesel Construction Co., New 
York City. ... To Mr. and Mrs. J. GARY 
DYCKMAN a daughter, Jennifer Anne, on 
August 8, 1 971 . Gary is an engineer in the 
structural division of Stone and Webster 
Engineering Corp., Boston. The Dyckmans 
recently purchased a home in Burlington, 
Mass. ... To Mr. and Mrs. DONALD W. 
PETERSON, JR., a son, Kyle Kirby, in 
September of 1971. Don is a systems en- 
gineer with IBM. ... To Mr. and Mrs. 
LAWRENCE A. PENONCELLO, a son, 
Jamie Lawrence, on May 1, 1972. Larry is 
a general foreman at the Torrington Co., 
Torrington, Conn. 

L THOMAS BENOIT is treasurer and 
sales manager of Flame Treating and En- 
gineering Co., West Hartford, Conn. . . . 
JOHN W. BENSON II is with U. S. Elec- 
trical Motors, Milford, Conn. . . . Presently 
employed at the Electromagnetic Com- 
patibility Analysis Center in Annapolis, 
Md., is JOHN D. CUTHBERTSON. . . . 
ANDREW J. FISH, JR., is now a Captain 
in the U.S. Air Force. . . . GEORGE H. 
FLYNN is with Sanders Corp., Nashua, 
N.H. ... DR. JOHN H. LAUTERBACH 
currently serves as a project supervisor for 
the Central Technical Evaluation Group, 
National Starch & Chemical Corp., Plain- 
field, N.J. . . . PAUL R. LINDBERG of 
Augusta, Me., is self-employed as a free- 
lance writer. . . . HUGH R. McMENAMY 
is project engineer for Esso Research & 
Engineering, Florham Park, N.J. . . . JOHN 
P. SEFER IAD IS has employment as a senior 
civil engineer with the New Bedford 
(Mass.) Department of Public Works. . . . 
Professor JOHN D. SHERRICK, who has 
been on the faculty of Schenectady (N.Y.) 
County Community College since 1970, 
has been promoted to associate professor 
in the department of science, mathematics 
and technology. . . . Mobil Oil Corp., 
Waltham, Mass., employs RONALD A. 
TATA as district engineer in the Springfield 
area where he also resides. . . . DOUGLAS 
L. VIZARD recently received his Ph.D. in 
biophysics from Pennsylvania State Uni- 
versity where he pursued a DNA sequence 



study in the field of molecular biology. 
Currently residing in Houston, Tex., he is 
a postdoctoral fellow in the department of 
physics at the M. D. Anderson Hospital and 
Tumor Institute. 



1967 

Married: JOSEPH F. KIERONSKI and 
Miss Roberta Page, February 19, 1972 
in Middletown, Connecticut. The bride 
teaches mathematics at Pinkerton Acad- 
emy, Derry, N.H. The groom is a civil high- 
way engineer with the Highway and Bridge 
Division for the New Hampshire Depart- 
ment of Public Works. . . . JOHN E. 
ROGOZENSKI, JR., and Judith Ann Fuller 
on April 22, 1972 in Medfield, Massa- 
chusetts. The bride is a graduate of Colby 
Jr. College. Her husband received a degree 
from the University of Massachusetts 
Graduate School last year. 

Capt. HERBERT R. BROWN, project 
engineer with the 6511th Air Force Test 
Group (Parachute) at the El Centro Naval 
Air Facility (Calif.), has been named as the 
group's candidate for junior officer of the 
year award given annually by the Air Force 
Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force 
Base. Officials said Capt. Brown was 
selected for this honor on the basis of his 
continuous, outstanding performance in 
directing the testing of the parachute sys- 
tems to be used in the crew escape capsule 
on the Air Force's new B-1 bomber. . . . 
Capt. STEPHEN B. COTTER has been 
selected Outstanding Instructor in his unit 
at Moody AFB, Ga. A T-37 instructor pilot, 
he was honored for his effective teaching 
techniques and exemplary devotion to duty. 
He is assigned to a unit of the Air Training 
Command which provides flying, technical 
and basic military training for USAF per- 
sonnel RICHARD E. De GENNARO is 

an MBA candidate at the Wharton School, 
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 
. . . RONALD S. GOSK was the author of an 
article concerned with pressurized ink 
writing for graphic representation of data 
which recently appeared in the magazine, 
"Industrial Research." Presently he is 
analog product manager for Mechanics for 
Electronics Corp. (MFE). . . . JOHN M. 
KUENZLER is a sales engineer with The 
Foxboro Company, Foxboro, Mass. . . . 
ROY P. LINDQUIST works as product 
engineer for Foxboro Company, Foxboro, 
Mass. . . . LEONARD E. ODELL, assistant 
actuary in the life actuarial department at 
Aetna Life & Casualty, Hartford, Conn., has 
been designated a Fellow in the Society of 
Actuaries upon completion of all the ex- 
aminations. 

RICHARD A. ORMSBEE has been em- 
ployed by the Best Foods Research Center, 
Union, N.J. . . . STANLEY P. PIETREWICZ 
is systems engineer for Tenneco, Newport 

News, Va ROBERT E. RICHARDSON, 

JR., is an engineer at the Naval Weapons 

Lab., Dahlgren, Va SUDHIR A. SHAH 

has employment as senior structural en- 
gineer at James P. Purcell Associates, Inc., 
Hartford, Conn. . . . RICHARD SYMONDS 
is with Westinghouse Electric, Philadel- 
phia, Pa NELSON F. (SKIP) THUNE 



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been studying JOHN S. SIMPSON to 

Miss Jeanne Marie Drapeau on July 1, 
1972 in Tiverton, R.I. Mrs. Simpson is a 
teacher in the Portsmouth School System. 
Her husband is employed at the Naval 
Underwater Systems Center in New- 
port. . . . FRANCIS W. SKWIRA to Miss 
Gerald Carreker Fowler on June 24 in 
Atlanta, Ga. The bride has received a 
master's degree in French literature from 
Emory University in Atlanta. The groom is 
employed by the General Electric Co., San 
Jose, Calif. 

RICHARD D. ALPERT is on sabbatical 
leave in Europe. . . . STEPHEN R. ANDRU- 
CHOW is a construction engineer for 
Stephen Andruchow, Inc., West Warwick, 
R.I. . . . DAVID W. EATON serves as sys- 
tems programmer for General Electric 
Company, Phoenix, Arizona. . . . THOMAS 
C. GURNEY is a student at Central Bible 
College, Springfield, Missouri. . . . ROY C. 
JOHNSON, JR., recently received his 
PhD in civil engineering from Rice Uni- 
versity, Houston, Texas. . . . PHILIP M. 
KAZEMERSKY is a nuclear engineer for 
the Tennessee Valley Authority in Chatta- 
nooga. . . . Z. RONALD STELMAK serves 
as a sales engineer for Westinghouse and 
is currently located in Syracuse, N.Y. . . . 
MICHAEL W. NOGA has employment 
with Stone & Webster, Boston. . . . CARL 
NOTHNICK is with Westinghouse Elec- 
tric, Baltimore, Md. . . . STEPHEN R. 
PHILLIPS is completing his thesis for his 
MS in industrial design at the Institute of 
Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. 

GREGORY E. POLLACK is assistant 
marketing manager in the micrographic 
division of Canon USA, Inc., Lake Success, 
N.Y. . . . GERALD M. ROBBINS is a 
graduate student in the department of 
landscape architecture at the University of 
Illinois. . . . RONALD P. ROSADINI is a 
teacher in the Torrington, Conn. School 
System ROBERT J. SCOTT is a gradu- 
ate student in city and regional planning 
at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 

NEIL M. GLICKSTEIN has been ap- 
pointed math-science teacher at Home 
Base School, Watertown, Mass. 

1970 

Married: A. PATTON ABBE II to Miss 
Christine Driscoll on May 28, 1972 in 
Windham Center, Connecticut. Abbe is the 
owner of Keats Krafts Clothing Store in 
Mystic, Conn. His bride is employed as a 
model for the portrait painter, Robert 
Brackman, N.A. of Noank, Conn. . . . 
RICHARD F. ABRAMS to Miss Jean M. 
Parker on June 10 in Spencer, Mass. The 
bride is an elementary art teacher in the 
Spencer schools. Her husband is with 
Artisan Industries, Waltham, Mass. 

Married: MARK E. BROWN and Miss 
Carolyn Marie Gilbertson June 17, 1972 
in Battle Lake, Minn. Mrs. Brown has com- 
pleted graduate studies in social work at 
Washington University, St. Louis. Mr. 
Brown is a candidate for a doctorate in 
chemical engineering at the University of 
Minnesota, Minneapolis. . . . RALPH 
DilORIO to Miss Rosemary Calcagno in 



Seaford, N.Y. on June 3. Ralph is a senior 
engineer for ATT Long Lines Department. 

. . DUNCAN H. GILLIES and Miss 
Patricia M. Teczar on July 7, 1972 in 
Worcester, Massachusetts. The bride 
teaches at Union Hill School. The bride- 
groom is with the Massachusetts Electric 
Co. . . . ROGER P. HENZE to Miss Judy 
Lynn Welch in North Adams, Massachu- 
setts on July 15, 1972. Mrs. Henze is a 
student at North Adams State College. Mr. 
Henze is a candidate for his master's 
degree in city and regional planning from 
Cornell University this year. 

KENNETH C. BASSMANN, who was 
recently promoted to first lieutenant in the 
U.S. Air Force, has received an award for 
a military improvement suggestion which 
he gave at Andrews AFB, Md. He is a 
communication-electronics officer with 
the Air Force Communications Service. . . . 
2/LT. GERRY A. BLODGETT has com- 
pleted a nine-week ordnance officer basic 
course at the Army Ordnance Center and 
School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Mary- 
land. . . . JAMES HANNOOSH was 
awarded a master of science degree in 
mechanical engineering from MIT last 
June. He has been accepted for the 
doctoral program in the field of material 

behavior at MIT IERRY L. JOHNSON, 

who received his MS from Holy Cross this 
year, is starting his PhD program at 
Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., this 
fall. . . . PETER F. LALOR was recently 
awarded his master's degree in metallurgy 
from the University of Connecticut. . . . 
JOHN J. LYONS is a systems programmer 
for WPI KALVIN W. NGOON is a pro- 
gramming trainee at State Mutual Life 
Assurance Co., Worcester. . . . 1/LT. 
DENNIS L NOVAK has completed the 
four-week Army Alaska Summer Leader's 
Course at the Northern Warfare Training 
Center, Ft. Greely, Alaska. He is a platoon 
leader at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. . . . 
GEORGE E. PHILIPPON has been named 
systems manager, Identicard division of 
Management Service Associates, Lan- 
caster, Pa. . . . ROSS A. WILLOUGHBY is a 
sales representative for Air Way Sales, 
Worcester. 

LAURENCE P. VALLEE has received 
his MS degree in civil engineering from 
the University of Connecticut. He has 
accepted a position with the structural firm 
of Stone and Webster Engineering Corp., 
Boston. 

1971 

Married: ANTHONY SCHEPIS to Miss 
Laura Candace Fabrizio in Quincy, Massa- 
chusetts on May 21, 1972. Mrs. Schepis, 
a graduate of Forsyth Dental School and 
Northeastern University, is employed as a 
dental assistant. Her husband is an 
industrial engineer at Sealy Mattress Co., 
Randolph, Mass. 

Married: DAVID P. BUELOW and 
Miss Helen M. Laptewicz on June 10, 
1972 in Westboro, Massachusetts. Mrs. 
Buelow is a graduate of Salter Secretarial 
School, Worcester. David is with the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers in Waltham. . . . 



STEVEN G. EMERY to Miss Mary Evelyn 
Jackman July 15, 1972 in New Haven 
Connecticut. The bride is a registerei 
nurse with the Visiting Nurse Associatio 
of Worcester. The groom is in the cardiolog 
department at St. Vincent's Hospital 

Worcester ROBERT P. HART and Mis: 

Elizabeth T. Cushwa on July 8 in South 
Hadley, Massachusetts. Mrs. Hart is a 
graduate of Framingham State College. 
Her husband is a design engineer at Norden 
Company, Norwalk, Conn. 

Married: DOUGLAS E. HOLMES to 
Miss Christine F. Holda on June 24, 1972 
in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mrs. Holmes 
is a kindergarten teacher. The groom is a 
graduate student in the material sciences 
division of the University of Connecticut, 
Storrs. . . . JEFFREY P. LASSEY and Miss 
Lynne K. Maniero on June 25, 1972 in 
Worcester. The bride, a graduate of 
Worcester State College, is a teacher. Her 
husband is with New England Electrical 
Co., Weymouth, Mass. . . . EDWARD C. 
LOWE, III to Miss Judith S. Cogswell on 
July 8, 1972 in Longmeadow, Massachu- 
setts. Mrs. Lowe is a French teacher. The 
bridegroom is a sales engineer employed 
by General Electric of Schenectady, N.Y. 
. . . 2/LT PETER J. MARKUNAS and 
Miss Victoria R. Chicoine on May 1 3, 1 972 
in Leicester, Massachusetts. Mrs. Markunas 
is a graduate of Ward Business School. 
Her husband is a candidate for his master's 
degree in mechanical engineering at WPI. 
. . . SPAFFORD A. MARTINDALE, JR. 
and Miss Betteanne Mitchell in Worcester, i 
Massachusetts. The bride is an alumna of 
Anna Maria College. 

Married: VINCENT T. PACE and Miss 
Maryann Bagdis on June 10, 1972 in 
Grafton, Massachusetts. DONALD TAN- 
ANA and FRANK STEINER were ushers. 
Maryann, a former WPI student, is a 
senior at Drexel Institute of Technology 
in Philadelphia. Her husband is an elec- 
trical engineer at Philadelphia Electric Co. 
. . . RICHARD B. HOPEWELL to Miss 
Claudia Louise Secrist July 1, 1972 in 
Needham, Massachusetts. Mrs. Hopewell 
is a music education teacher. The bride- 
groom is doing graduate work at WPI. . . . 
NORMAN W. SOUSA, JR., to Miss 
Barbara K. Phillips on July 1, 1972 in 
Pearl River, N.Y. EDWARD J. SHERMAN 
was best man. The bride is a Becker 
Junior College graduate. Her husband is 
with the Sousa Corp., West Hartford, 
Conn. . . . PAUL R. SWENSON and Miss 
Elaine M. Zoppo on June 24, 1972 in 
Paxton, Massachusetts. Mrs. Swenson, a 
graduate of Becker Junior College, is a 
senior at The Memorial Hospital School of 
Nursing. The bridegroom is a field engineer 
for Granger Contracting Co., Worcester. 

Married: JOHN ANDERSON and Miss 
Josephine Vanni in April in Ho-Ho-Kus, 
New Jersey. Mrs. Vanni is a graduate of 
Newton College of the Sacred Heart, New- 
ton, Mass. Her husband is with Public 
Service Electric and Gas Co., Newark, N.J. 
EDWARD "NED" CUNNINGHAM was 
best man. Ushers were GARY MASON, 
PAUL RUSSO, and ROBERT KELLEY. 



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CHIA-SOON KU is a graduate student 
in the Department of Chemical Engineering, 
Pennsylvania State University, University 
Park, Pa. . . . ALAN SHAPIRO, who is 
currently home on leave from his duties 
with the Peace Corps in Ecuador, expects 
to return soon to finish out his two-year 
enlistment. Recently a full page of photos 
he took in that South American country 
was published in the Transcript, North 
Adams, Mass. 

PAUL B. ASH has earned his master of 
arts degree in teaching, with an education 
major, from the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst. . . . THOMAS R. BALL is em- 
ployed by Astra Pharmaceutical Products, 
Inc., Worcester, in the area of data com- 
puter-research and development. . . . 
MICHAEL J. GRADY is a software systems 
engineer at Honeywell Information Sys- 
tems, Inc., Cambridge, Mass. . . . UM- 
BERTO MILANO is with the U.S. Bureau 
of Reclamation, Denver, Colo. . . . MARTYN 
H. STRONG has received his master of 
engineering in electric power engineering 
at RPI, Troy, N.Y. He is returning to RPI 
this year to study for his master's degree in 
environmental engineering. . . . JAMES E. 
TROUTMAN, JR. is currently a computer 
instructor at Lowry AFB, Colo. 



1972 

I Married: GARY A. FOOTE and Miss 
Catherine E. Bogard on May 27, 1972 in 
A/orcester, Massachusetts. The bride is a 
graduate of the University of Connecticut. 
. . MICHAEL W. THAYER to Miss Cyn- 
:hia Ellen Roff last spring. Mrs. Thayer 
graduated from Wheaton College. . . . 
°ETER A. BERTASI and Miss Janet A. 
Juzwinski in New Britain, Connecticut on 
June 17, 1972. The bride has been study- 
ng for her BS degree in education at 
Central Connecticut State College. The 
)ridegroom is a graduate student in busi- 
tess administration at the University of 
Rochester, N.Y. . . . DOUGLAS E. BEST to 
i/liss Claudia J. Taylor in East Long- 
neadow, Massachusetts. Mrs. Best at- 
ended Salem State College and graduated 
rom Chandler School for Women, Boston, 
fer husband is employed by Heald Corp., 
Vorcester. 

I Married: CHARLES J. BRINE and Miss 
'atricia Ann Rimo on June 3, 1 972 in New 
Srunswick, N.J. The bride is an alumna of 
louglass College in New Brunswick. Both 
he and her husband plan to attend gradu- 
te school. The groom expects to enter the 
College of Marine Studies (Chemical 
Iceanography) at the University of 
lelaware where he will enroll in the PhD 
rogram. . . . MARK C. DUPUIS and Miss 
aren F. Fitzgibbon in Lunenburg, Massa- 
husetts. Mrs. Dupuis graduated from 
itchburg State College. The groom is in 
roduction management at Procter and 
iamble in Quincy, Mass. . . . LOUIS A. 
ERRARESI, JR., to Miss Susan Ann 
ones on June 18, 1972 in Worcester, 
lassachusetts. Mrs. Ferraresi graduated 
om Emmanuel College, Boston. Her 
usband is a controls-systems engineer for 




manufacturers of 

Double-Seal Ball Valves 

Wafer-Sphere Butterfly Valves 

JFC Control Valves 

Jamesbury Corp. • 640 Lincoln Street • Worcester, Mass. 01605 



Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., 

Boston GEORGE A. OLIVER and Miss 

Barbara Frances Davis on June 10, 1972 
in Bedford, Massachusetts. The bride is 
a graduate of Westfield State College. The 
bridegroom is attending California Insti- 
tute of Technology, Pasadena DONALD 

J. POLONIS and Miss Patricia Ann 
Theresa Yarusawych in Easthampton, 
Massachusetts on June 10, 1972. The 
bridegroom has accepted a teaching fellow- 
ship at Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., 
where he is working for his master's degree 
in operations research in the School of 
Industrial Administration. . . . MARCELLO 
A. RANALLI to Miss Diane Rose Bianco 
on June 10, 1972 in Worcester. Mrs. 
Ranalli is a casualty rater at Travelers 
Insurance Co. 

JOSEPH BIANCA is working for Com- 
bustion Engineering, Windsor, Conn. He is 
a research and product development engi- 
neer in the company's Kreisinger Develop- 
ment Laboratory. . . . ROBERT A. COLP is 
a graduate student at the University of 
Wisconsin, Madison. . . . Currently DR. 
RAYMOND M. FISH is employed by the 
National Institute of Health in Bethesda, 

Md ANDREW J. GLAZIER is with the 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ROBERT 

L. LYONS is with the field service support 
group at Leeds & Northrup Co., North 

Wales, Pa FRANK D. McMAHON has 

employment as a sales trainee for W. R. 
Grace, Pontiac, Mich. . . . ROBERT I. 
PARRY has accepted a position with the 
Philadelphia Electric Company. 

ROBERT M. PASUCCI is a transporta- 
tion planner at Raymond, Parish, & Pine, 

White Plains, N.Y JEFFREY A. PETRY 

is with the Torrington Company, Torring- 
ton. Conn. . . . GARY E. RAND serves as 
an associate engineer at Raytheon Co., 
Wayland, Mass. . . . W. J. Megon & Co., 
Naugatuck, Conn., employs EDWARD D. 
SCHRULL as assistant project manager. 
. . . WALTER J. SMITH was commissioned 
an ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 
September. He has been at the Naval 
Officer Training Center in Newport, R.I. 



. . . KENNETH R. WADLAND is a graduate 
assistant in the math department at the 
University of New Hampshire. 

ROBERT M. BYRNE has employment 
at The Gazebo, Torrington, Conn. He is also 
president of the Torrington Men's Choral 
Club. . . . ROBERT S. AMES plans to do 
graduate work in mathematics at Syracuse 

University this fall GLENN E. CABANA 

has been employed by Western Electric, 
North Andover, Mass. . . . DOUGLAS B. 
HARRINGTON is a technical marketing 
program trainee at the General Electric 
Company. . . . JOHN D. KALETSKI holds 
the position of manager at Clairol, Stam- 
ford, Conn. . . . WALTER R. MclLVEEN 
serves as a designer for Walter Mcllveen 
Associates, Avon, Conn. . . . JOHN C. 
MOORE is a field service engineer for the 
power division of Westinghouse, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. . . . Uniroyal Chemical Divi- 
sion, Naugatuck, Conn.,employsTHOMAS 
A. REYNOLDS as a process engineer. . . . 
MARK F. SAMEK is a graduate student at 
WPI LESLEY E. SMALL has employ- 
ment as a staff engineer for the Southern 
New England Telephone Co., New Haven, 
Conn. . . . THOMAS J. TRACY is with 
Stone & Webster, Boston. Mass. . . . LT. 
STEPHEN A. WILKINSON expects to be 
assigned to Ft. Bragg, N.C. . . . WALTER 
L. BALLARD recently joined Eastman 
Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y. and has 
been assigned as a development engineer 
with the Apparatus Division. . . . JOHN G. 
CROFT, JR., SIM, is assistant purchasing 
manager, Wyman-Gordon, Worcester. . . . 
HENRY E. HIRVI, SIM, is a project leader 
at Cincinnati Milacron-Heald Corp., 
Worcester. . . . GUS L SANNICANDRO, 
SIM, serves as engineering design super- 
visor for Fenwal, Inc., Ashland, Mass. 

HOWARD H. LEVINE is in the depart- 
ment of physics at the University of 
Illinois. . . . JEFFREY ASKANAZI is a 
medical student at Upstate (N.Y.) Medical 
Center. . . . RICHARD J. WALLACE is 

studying at WPI KURT M. WUSTER- 

BARTH has accepted employment at the 
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 



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of Engineering. . . . JAMES G. GARRAHAN 
started work in March as an analyst for the 
Computer Sciences Corporation in the Soft- 
ware Application Division. He is closely 
concerned through a company contract 
with the Goddard Space Flight Center. In 
this capacity he uses celestial mechanics 
to investigate problems that a satellite in a 
synchronous orbit might incur before the 
1 973 actual launch date. He is a supporting 
member of the launch team. . . . LEO R. 
GILLIS, JR., is an engineer in training at 
New England Power Co., Westboro, Mass. 
DOUGLAS E. HOLMES, who is working 
for his Ph.D. at the University of Con- 
necticut, is a teaching assistant in the 
chemistry department. . . . RICHARD B. 
HOPEWELL is studying for his master's 
degree at WPI. . . . Airman LOUIS R. 
HOWAYECK has graduated from the U.S. 
Air Force supply inventory specialist 
course conducted by the Air Training Com- 
mand at Lowry AFB, Colo. The airman", 
trained to inventory supplies by use of 
electronic data processing machines, is 
being assigned to Otis AFB, Mass., for 
duty with a unit of the Tactical Air Com- 
mand which provides combat units for air 
support of U.S. ground forces. . . . ERNEST 
R. JOYAL is an engineer in training'at the 
Naval Ship Engineering Center, Hyatts- 



ville, Md. . . . STEPHEN P. KATZ is em- 
ployed as a special projects supervisor at 
Beechmont, Inc., Canajoharie, N.Y. In the 
evenings he attends Union College where 
he is in the Industrial Administration De- 
partment. . . . DOUGLAS A. KEILY is with 
the Department of Environmental Pro- 
tection, Hartford, Conn. . . . DANIEL F. 
KING works as a junior chemist for New 
England Nuclear Corp., Boston. . . . 
MICHAEL S. LATKA is fire prevention en- 
gineer for Kemper Insurance Co., Boston. 
. . . WILLIAM G. LIGHT, who is studying 
for his master's degree in chemistry at the 
University of California, Berkeley, expects 
to start on his Ph.D. in environmental 
health sciences in the fall of 1 972. . . . Cur- 
rently CLAUDE P. MANCEL is a graduate 
student at WPI. . . . Sister DONALD 
MARIE SSJ is head of the Mathematics 
Department at St. Peter's Central Catholic 
High School, Worcester. . . . RICHARD 
J. MATTES, associate engineer, works for 
New England Telephone, Boston. 

ROBERT A. PACE currently holds the 
position of design engineer at Electric 
Boat, Groton, Conn. . . . PAUL T. POSCO 
studies as a graduate student at Cornell 
University. . . . Gordon Library, WPI, em- 
ploys NORMAN D. POWERS, program- 
mer. . . . Army Specialist Four JOHN R. 



PRATT recently completed with honors a 
28-week tactical microwave systems re- 
pairman course at the Army Signal School, 
Ft. Monmouth, N.J. . . . Airman 1/c 
GORDON R. PETERSON has been named 
Outstanding Airman of the Quarter in his 
Unit at Croughton RAF Station, England. 
Peterson, an electrical systems repairman, 
was selected for his leadership, exemplary 
conduct, and duty performance. . . . ED- 
WARD J. SHERMAN, JR., is in the Air 
Force. . . . PAUL B. SULLIVAN is with 
Western Electric Co. (Bell Labs), Madison, 
N.J. . . . CALEB H. THOMAS, JR., is asso- 
ciated with Mohawk Data Sciences, East 
Herkimer, N.Y. . . . Airman JAMES E. 
TROUTMAN, JR., has completed basic 
training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He has 
been assigned to Keesler AFB, Miss., for 
training in communications electronics 

systems Dr. RICHARD A. TUFT, who 

has been a senior member of the technical 
staff at RCA, Burlington, has been ap- 
pointed assistant professor of physics at 
WPI. Dr. Tuft received his doctorate in 
physics from WPI last year. . . . KENT VAN 
HEUKELOM serves as a teacher aide in 
Central Falls, N.Y. . . . 2/Lt. PETER B. 
WELLES has completed a nine-week 
ranger course at the U.S. Army Infantry 
School, Ft. Benning, Ga. 



Engineering . . . . 
for a world in need 



As living becomes more competitive . . . more compact . . . and 
more complex, the world looks with increasing frequency to science 
and engineering for creative solutions to its wants and to its needs. 
And at the Heald Machine Division of Cincinnati Milacron, creative 
research and development engineers thrive on the daily challenge to 
provide the metalworking industry with more productive, more effi- 
cient and more reliable machine tools. 




In the past, Heald has traditionally 
produced machines which have in 
many cases surpassed industry's 
needs, but the demands are be- 
coming greater as the challenge 
continues. So Heald engineers con- 
tinue to explore new techniques 
and to design modern machine 
tools that reflect fresh ideas and 
creative thinking. 

The results of this kind of engi- 
neering can be seen in the Heald 
products of today. Numerically 
Controlled Acracenters and Bore- 
matics that literally "think for 



themselves" while producing bet- 
ter quality parts in far less time. 
Heald Controlled Force internal 
grinders prove themselves as lead- 
ers by consistently attaining new 
levels of productivity and quality. 

Heald's newest development, a 
rotary electro-chemical machining 
process, offers industry a practical 
way to perform precision machin- 
ing operations on "difficult to ma- 
chine" conductive materials such 
as high strength, high temperature 
alloys. Using electro-chemical ma- 
chining, stock removal rates are 



unaffected by material hardness so 
production rates are substantially 
increased. 

The continuation of this type of 
creative thinking and fresh ideas 
will be spurred on by the chal- 
lenge of the 1970's and the need 
to meet the ever-changing require- 
ments of our shrinking world. 



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Coming 
Coming 

Coming 
Coming 
Home Comini! 

October 14 



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We found the right combination 

for Norton Borazon wheels. 

It opens up a lot of possibilities for you. 



Now the spectacular grinding 
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Norton Borazon wheels. Norton 
research engineers have unlocked 
the full potential of this amazing 
abrasive with their unique custom- 
tailored bonds. Borazon wheels 
save more time and money than 
ever on today's toughest tool steel 
grinding jobs. 



Norton custom-tailored bonds 
area precise combination of 
special additives, meticulously 
blended and processed to cope 
with the heat generated during 
grinding, and minimize bond 
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Vol. 76, no. 3 
October. 1972 



Editor 

H. Russell Kay 

Alumni Information Editor 

Ruth A. Trask 

Publications Committee 

Walter B. Dennen, Jr., '51, Chairman 

Donald F. Berth, '57 

Robert C. Gosling, '68 

Enfried T. Larson, '22 

Rev. Edward I. Swanson, '45 

Richard DeChard, '56 

Published for the Alumni Association 
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Copyright© 1972 by 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 
All rights reserved. 



WPI Alumni Association Officers 

President: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44 

Vice Presidents: 

B. E. Hosmer, '61 
W. J. Bank, '46 

Secretary- Treasurer: 
S. J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: 
R. E. Higgs, '40 

Executive Committee, 
Members -at- Large: 

C. C. Bonin, '38; F. S. Harvey, '37; 
C. W. Backstrom, '30; L. Polizzotto, '70 

Fund Board: 

G. F. Crowther, '37; R. F. Burke, Jr., 
'38; L. A. Penoncello, '66; W. J. 
Charow, '49; H. I. Nelson, '54 



IN THIS ISSUE 

A Decade of Progress Complete page two 

Roy A. Seaberg, Jr., '56, former editor of the Journal and now a member of the WPI 
admissions staff, gives an overall view of the ten-year development program which began 
in 1 963 and was successfully concluded this spring. 

Beyond the Bricks and Mortar page six 

A look into what the four newest buildings at WPI have meant to those who use them. 

Chairs Aren't Always to Sit In page thirteen 

Ruth Trask interviews the holders of the four most recently endowed professorships at 
WPI. 

13 Big Issues Facing Higher Education page sixteen 

A special report about the general concerns of higher education in America today. 

Directory of Alumni Association Chapter Officers . . . page thirty-five 

WPI Alumni Trustee Positions page thirty-seven 

The Fiddle-Maker page thirty-nine 

Help for Partially Sighted page forty-five 

Alumni Association Recognition inside back cover 

The recipients of the Goddard and Taylor Awards in June, plus the Class of 1 922 50th 
Reunion Gift. 

DEPARTMENTS 

Feedback 33 

Completed Careers 36 

Your Class and Others 38 



The WPI Journal is published six times a year 
in August, September, October, December, 
February, April. Second class postage paid at 
Worcester, Massachusetts. Postmaster: Please 
send form 3579 to Alumni Association, 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester. 
Mass. 01609. 



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A Decade of 
Progress Complete 



by Roy A. Seaberg, Jr., '56 



PRIDE IN OUR PAST, FAITH IN OUR FUTURE was 
the slogan which keynoted the Centennial Fund 
program announced in 1963. Most WPI alumni 
probably remember that three-year drive. And most have 
by now probably forgotten that the Centennial Fund was 
only the beginning phase of a ten-year, $23 million 
development program. 

Well, we'd like to bring you up to date. As of now, the 
original program has met and surpassed its goal by 
$500,000, and it did it a year ahead of schedule. 



Beginnings and New Beginnings 

"Although we formally kick off the Centennial Fund 
tonight," said Fund Chairman Philip M. Morgan in 1964, 
"we do so with quite a running start. We begin our efforts 
with a head start of $3,085,869.90." That $3 million was 
to grow to $15,400,545.65 before the Centennial Fund was 
concluded in 1967. The originally announced goal for the 
three-year program had been $15 million. 




y y We begin our 
efforts with a head 
start. 

— Philip M. Morgan 



This past June, Milton P. Higgins, chairman of the WPI 
Board of Trustees, announced the completion of the 
ten-year program. "The faith that Phil Morgan and all of us 
had in 1964 when we set out upon this task has been 
renewed again," said Higgins. "As we plan for the next ten 
years we can do so with increased confidence that the 
progress of the past decade has placed WPI in a secure but 



not complacent position. Our slogan for the Centennial 
Fund was 'Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.' It would 
seem that we were entirely justified in that faith." 



The Accomplishments . . . 

The original ten-year plan was WPI's most ambitious 
undertaking. Under it, the following achievements were 
realized: 

• Four new buildings were built on campus (the George C. 
Gordon Library, the Harrington Auditorium, the Alden 
Research Laboratories' Building Number One, and the 
Stoddard Residence Center) 

• Four new faculty professorships were endowed (the 
George I. Alden Professor of Engineering, the George F. 
Fuller Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Harold 
J. Gay Professor of Mathematics, and the Leonard P. 
Kinnicutt Professor of Chemistry) 

• Improvements were made to eighteen existing campus 
buildings and other facilities (including major renovation 
to Daniels Commons, Alumni Field, Salisbury Labora- 
tories, and most of the previously existing departmental 
libraries) 

• Funds were set aside for increased endowment, faculty 
salaries, financial aid, and operational expenses. 



And the Growth . . . 

It has been a decade of unparalleled growth for WPI. At the 

June Trustees' meeting, President George W. Ilazzard gave 

this breakdown: 

• "WPI's enrollment grew from 1294 students (of whom 
1191 were undergraduates and 103 were graduate 
students) to last September's figures which showed 
1,945 undergraduates and 295 graduate students, for a 
total enrollment of 2.240 students." This represents an 
increase of 7 3 per cent. 



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"The full-time faculty has grown from 124 to 170." 
This represents an increase of 37 per cent, and indicates 
that the student-faculty ratio has gone from 10:1 to 
13:1 during the nine-year span. 

"The college's endowment has grown from $17 million 
to $28.9 million, including appreciation of funds." An 
increase of 70 per cent. 



And the Problems . . . 

With the growth, and with the economic and social changes 
that affected the late 1960s, WPI has experienced its share 
of related problems. At the conclusion of the Centennial 
Fund in 1965, President Harry Storke reflected: "We now 
have completed phase one, and for this we are all thankful. 
But where do we go from here? The most obvious fact 
which confronts us when we contemplate tomorrow from 
today is that our estimates of yesterday were less than 
adequate." 

In the period 1967-1971, WPI along with virtually every 
college and university in the United States found itself in a 
position of deficit financing. To close the gap between 
income and expenses, a number of steps were taken. Budget 
controls were sharpened, fund-raising activities were 
stepped up, tuition was raised from $2,100 to its current 
$2,650, and a one-year moratorium on wage increases was 
instituted. 

But these measures were simply not enough. As 
Chairman Higgins reported, nearly $1 million from the 
Centennial Fund was used for operational purposes prior to 
1971. That money, originally intended as capital, had to be 
used to pay the bills. 

As President Storke had noted in 1967 when he 
predicted these problems: "It's not that we were poor 
estimators, or that we were overcautious. . . It is simply, 
and I am sure that this comes as no surprise to any of you, 
that the pace of scientific progress in our world of today 
has accelerated beyond the ability of any of us to foresee 
three years ago. And equally, there is no one here today 
who does not fully understand that this accelerating pace of 
progress has been accomplished accompanied by escalating 
costs of the education of engineers and scientists." 

The string of deficits, once begun, increased every year 
until it peaked at $398,007 in 1970. Last year, however, 
President Hazzard was able to announce in his annual 
report that "It was a turn-around year," and that while the 
college still showed a deficit it was only a small fraction of 
the preceding year's. Finally, at the close of the 1971-72 
fiscal year the string was broken. For the first time in six 
years WPI has closed its books on black ink instead of red. 



And the Changes 



Increased costs are easily pinpointed, but to eliminate them 
without lowering educational standards was not a very 
simple task or one very lightly undertaken. And so for this 
reason, perhaps more than any other (and there were 
indeed others!), President Storke appointed the President's 




yyW's not that we were poor 
estimators, or that we were over- 
cautious ... It is simply that the 
pace of scientific progress has 
accelerated beyond the ability of any 
of us to foresee . . . 

- President Harry P. Storke, 1967 



Planning Committee in December 1968. Supported by 
more than $100,000 of WPI funds, the committee spent the 
next eighteen months in an extensive and intensive study to 
resolve the dilemma of providing an educational program of 
distinction at WPI which was at the same time economically 
feasible in the light of then-current and future financial 
resources. 

The result was the WPI Plan, a landmark in American 
engineering and scientific education. The story of the Plan 
has been told elsewhere, as well as the support which it has 
attracted. The Plan is bringing about a much closer liaison 
with industry and government and should significantly 
improve the mutual respect among students, faculty, 
administration, and alumni. WPI Plan graduates will con- 
tinue to combine the theoretical and the practical, which 
has been a hallmark of WPI alumni, and they will do it in a 
way uniquely fitted to the problems of the day. 



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THEN 

The campus as it appeared a decade 
ago. The only exception is the 
Goddard Hall of Chemistry and 
Chemical Engineering, which does 
not appear in this photograph. 







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Gordon Library, Harrington 

Auditorium, and Stoddard 

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And the Changes Yet to Come . . 

WPI planning has been more than financial and educational. 
The Institute is now attacking the problems of using 
resources and facilities in the most effective way. In 1970 
WPI commissioned Charles W. Moore Associates, architects 
and planners, to evaluate WPI facilities and make 
recommendations concerning the college's present and 
future problems of spatial planning. Their $50,000 report 
(underwritten by a grant from the George I. Alden Trust) 
was submitted in 1971. A trustee committee chaired by 
Paul Morgan, son of Philip Morgan who headed up the 
Centennial Fund, is now reviewing the Moore proposals. 

"The Resources and Planning Committee," said Chair- 
man Morgan, "is directing its studies toward better student 
center facilities and modifications of academic buildings to 
increase educational effectiveness, particularly in the light 
in anticipated learning-pattern changes brought about by 
the WPI Plan." 

What amounts to the first step of the plans for the 
future was announced on Reunion Day in June, when 
Warren A. Ellsworth, '22, climbed onto a bulldozer and 
broke ground for the Ellsworth Residence, which will house 
94 students in sixteen townhouse apartments. A gift of 
$250,000 toward this residence was made by the Ruth H. 
and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation, and it nicely coin- 
cided with the fiftieth anniversary of Warren Ellsworth's 
graduation from WPI. 




Warren A. Ellsworth, '22, 
breaking ground in style 

Adjacent to the Ellsworth Residence on Institute Road 
\will be the George Freeman Fuller Residence, made 
possible by a $250,000 gift from the George F. and Sybil 
H. Fuller Foundation. Fuller, a noted Worcester industri- 
alist, former president of Wyman-Gordon, and an inventor 
\with over 1,000 patents to his credit, was long a benefactor 
of the college. 

Together, the Ellsworth and Fuller residences will house 
196 students in 29 townhouse apartments and 1 1 efficiency 
units. This will go a long way toward alleviating the 
student-housing shortages at WPI. This new type of housing 
also will be available to married students and faculty. 

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WHERE IT CAME FROM 

Business and Industry ... $ 2,518,744 

Alumni 8,210,491 

Friends 5,517,722 

Foundations 6,438,740 

Government 1,116,333 

Other 39,396 

$23,841,426 

WHERE IT WENT 

Endowment 

Professorships .... $ 1,600,000 

Scholarship Aid .... 1,400,000 

Other Restricted .... 2,020,000 

Unrestricted 7,300,000 

New Buildings 7,400,000 

Operations 

First Phase 1,440,000 

Second Phase .... 2,640,000 

$23,800,000 



An Optimistic Look Ahead 

As WPI looks forward to its next ten years, there is a 
definite spirit of optimism which is shared by others. This 
spring the National Science Foundation awarded WPI 
$73 3,400, the largest grant ever given under its College 
Science Improvement Program. There was the $200,000 
grant from the Sloan Foundation in 1970, $188,000 from 
the Carnegie Corporation in 1971, $40,000 from the 
General Electric Foundation in 1972, and the recently 
announced grant of $30,000 from the National Endowment 
for the Humanities. These independent judgments of WPI's 
educational leadership give confidence for the future. 

"We intend to continue our efforts in trje days ahead," 
President Hazzard recently said, "to insure that WPI will 
remain at the forefront of sound educational advance- 
ment." WPI is one of the few schools of its kind that can 
make that statement today. M 

||we intend to continue our efforts 
... to insure that WPI will remain at 
the forefront of sound educational 
advancement. 

— President George W. Hazzard, 1972 



Beyond the Bricks 
and Mortar 

What New Buildings Mean in the Life of a College Community 



FOUR NEW BUILDINGS were added to the WPI campus 
during the period 1967 to 1970. When they appeared, 
the story of the bricks and mortar was told — the pictures 
of construction, the costs, the fearless predictions of how 
wonderful things would be with the new facility. This 
article will not repeat those things. The proper questions to 
ask at this point in time, when all have been in use for 
several years, are: How has it all worked out? What 
difference has it made in the life and work of the people 
who use those buildings every day? 



George C. Gordon Library 

What was it like on campus before the Gordon Library was 
built? As Albert G. Andersen, Director of the library, puts 
it: "Well, we had departmental book collections which 
ranged from adequate to excellent. The one big problem 
was that there was no one to help the user with the 
material." 

One may well ask just what is a modern library. It is 
certainly books and journals; these are a prerequisite. 
Although size is important, the quality of the collection is 
more essential than the number of volumes. According to 
Professor Andersen, the 110,000 volumes in the Gordon 
Library are a good representation of the degree work in 
engineering, sciences, and the humanities. 

"Next in rank, and in some ways more important, is 
personnel," continues the director. "Unless a library has 
well-trained and informed librarians, no matter how fine a 
book collection, it cannot be fully utilized. Informed and 
willing librarians breathe life into the body of the book 
collection. It is essential that reference works, indexes, and 
abstracts be interpreted to the user. The professional 
librarian can suggest new paths in the discovery of 
information. Our Gordon Library staff is excellent." 



Library No Longer Means 
Book-place 

Another factor that makes for a modern library is the 
willingness to remain modern. Acceptance of new ideas and 
programs as they are introduced with new forms of 
information storage is essential. Nowadays such types of 
information storage include microform and microfiche, 
audio tapes and cassettes, films and film loops, video tapes, 
slides, and other visual aids. All these are aspects of the new 
meaning and importance of the term audio-visual, and they 
are revolutionizing the library and its potential use. 
Through access to computers, data-storage banks, closed- 
circuit television, teletypes, and telefacsimile, the library 
takes on even greater potential as an information center. 

"Many people feel the term library (from Latin word 
for book) should be replaced with media center," Professor 
Andersen has said. "Personally, I see no reason to change 
names. The old adage, 'By yee works yee shall be known,' is 
still a good statement. If you're not willing to experiment, 
no matter what you call yourself, then you are always going 
to remain the same. Thus I feel that the term library has 
grown to become an ever broadening concept of infor- 
mation and service." 




The Audio-Visual Room in use — 
8 videotape players and no noise! 



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BEFORE— The library facilities of 
Alden Memorial Auditorium 



AFTER — A typical study area in 
Gordon Library 



Things That Never Were 

It used to be at WPI that there was no place for the display 
of things. Traveling exhibits, creations of local artists and 
WPI people could not be shown. But the aesthetic was not 
forgotten in the Gordon Library. The display areas have 
proved to be one of the greatest assets of the building, a 
means of introducing art in its many forms to the campus. 



A related and significant resource is the Music Room, 
which is an area designed for exclusive use of the WPI 
community and its recreational and enjoyable listening — 
whether it be classical, folk, or hard rock. Its facilities 
include records, tapes and cassettes, FM radio, and the 
equipment needed to play a dozen different items at once 
for as many listeners. 

The library also houses the Institute's Archives and 
special collections, which were for so long ignored. 



The display area on the top 
floor of Gordon Library 




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Main campus entrance to the library 



How the Library Affects 
the Campus 

In many ways the library anticipated and paved the way 
toward the WPI Plan. "For one thing," according to 
Professor Andersen, "here all the departments got together 
in a major cooperative venture in centralizing the library 
services." The Gordon Library building has enabled all the 
information resources of WPI to be centralized, and to be 
all accessible at one place. Even the computer center is 
located on the lower floors of the building! 

"Certainly the Plan could not have developed as fast as 
it has without the Gordon Library, for so much of its 
success is predicated upon a strong and readily accessible 
collection, staff, audio-visual materials, and equipment. Use 
of the library has almost doubled each year for the past five 
years. When seven-week terms were instigated in Sep- 
tember, the Library was booming by the second day of 
classes." 

Flexibility of design and adaptability is another impor- 
tant aspect of the library building. Coeducation and the 
WPI Plan were both introduced after the completion of the 
Gordon Library, and both have been easily accommodated. 
And changes will continue. What is accepted one year may 
be outmoded in five. Adaptability of internal space is 
needed, and this was taken into account when the library 
structure was designed, by the use of uniform lighting, few 
permanent internal walls, and ample wiring. The building 
can grow as needed to service WPI programs as they 
develop. 

"One thing is certain, the printed book or journal will 
never go out of style. Yet we must be willing to accept 
micro-reproduction for seldom used materials and for 
compactness of storage," Professor Andersen continues. 
"Today's library must be willing to add and, most of all, 
update equipment as it is improved. There should be fewer 
reluctant users if the equipment is easy to use and is easy 
on the eye." 



^J Certainly the WPI Plan could not 
have developed as fast as it has 
without the Gordon Library, for so 
much of its success is predicated 
upon a strong and readily accessible 
collection, staff, audio-visual 
materials, and equipment. 

-Librarian Albert G. Andersen, 1972 



Harrington Auditorium 

Harrington Auditorium is a unique building. It is an 
auditorium and a gymnasium, and it fulfills these disparate 
functions with ease. It has space for 2,500 spectators at 
athletic events, and all the facilities needed for varsity and 
club sports as well as the physical education programs. 
When the main floor is used, 3,500 people can be seated, 




Squash facilities at Harrington- 
in use! 



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Harrington Auditorium from the quadrangle 



and the building can be used for a variety of functions. 
Equipped with a press, radio, and television platform, it is 
one of the few halls in New England with sufficient lighting 
for color television. 

"It is no exaggeration to say that the Harrington 
Auditorium has exceeded all our expectations of the utility 
of the building," according to Professor Robert W. Prit- 
chard, head of the Department of Physical Education and 
Athletics. "The erection of this facility has permitted the 
Physical Education Department to initiate the concept of 
'lifetime sports' as an optional choice in the required 
program. With much larger freshman and sophomore 
classes, we can now use Alumni Gym and Harrington 
Auditorium at the same time. New opportunities in squash, 
handball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, golf, and so 
forth are being taught, among other sports which our 
decision-makers of the future can learn to enjoy and pursue 
in future years." 

Among the many athletic events which have been held 
in Harrington Auditorium have been a New England 
wrestling tournament and several district- and state-level 
high school basketball tournaments. According to Professor 
Pritchard, these are rapidly spreading the good word of WPI 
all over New England, and the comment that "there is no 
more beautiful basketball arena anywhere" is heard again 
and again. 

Another department, Military Science, is also located in 
Harrington, and they find the building's proximity to the 
athletic fields and the central quadrangle very helpful. 

Social events make up a significant part of Harrington's 
life. Concerts are held there throughout the year, and it is 
not unusual to have up to 4,000 students (and non- 
students) inside stomping their feet. Whenever the Harlem 
Globetrotters come to Worcester, they perform in Harring- 
ton, always to a packed house. 



^^The Harrington families gave us 
more than a building ... a mecca for 
people and groups, a place where 
healthy bodies are trained, a place 
for entertainment, for campus 
gatherings, and a place where a 
social and athletic atmosphere can 
prevail. 

- Professor Robert W. Pritchard 



There has also developed what Professor Pritchard calls 
a "new kinship" with local industry, as they have dis- 
covered that Harrington offers them a sizable auditorium 
perfectly suited to such diverse uses as service banquets and 
children's Christmas parties. Professor Pritchard predicts 
this type of use will increase. 

"The Harrington families gave us more than a building," 
says Bob Pritchard. "Their generosity has given WPI and the 
community a mecca for people and groups to meet, a place 
where healthy bodies are trained, a place for entertainment, 
for campus academic gatherings, and a place where a social 
and athletic atmosphere can prevail." 



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INFORMAL— Harrington 
Auditorium in its normal, everyday 
guise 



FORMAL— Harrington as it is set 

up for Commencement and other 

major nonathletic functions 




/ / It is no exaggeration to say that 
Harrington Auditorium has exceeded 
all our expectations . . . 

— Professor Robert W. Pritchard 



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A/den Research Laboratories - 
Building Number One 

It seems like such an unprepossessing name for a major 
facility — Building Number One. Yet behind this obscure 
title is the most versatile, possibly the most important 
building on the entire 240 acres of the Alden Research 
Laboratories. 

It serves four distinct functions: administration, educa- 
tion, service, and research. Building Number One's office 
wing houses the ARL library, two classrooms, and a small 
auditorium which has been used for such things as thesis 
defense, staff conferences, and ASME and MSPE profes- 
sional meetings. In the same wing are cubicles for twenty 
graduate students and offices for the ARL administrative 
staff. 

The engineering wing, the Charles M. Allen Experi- 
mental Laboratory, has seen a number of exciting develop- 
ments. Student demonstration experiments are being in- 
stalled in a new environment and in a format that allows for 
greater flexibility and student use. Included are a new 
self-contained glass-sided flume with variable flow and a 
complete pressure-drop test rig with a variety of pipe sizes 
and configurations. 

There is one small room devoted to weight-standards 
work. It has the capacity of doing Class A work on weights 



up to 50 pounds as traceable to the Bureau of Standards. 
As of this writing, ARL has 10,000 pounds in precision 
weights for checking platform scales. 

On the main floor, and below, of the experimental 
laboratory a complete large flow calibration loop has been 
developed. The power generation unit will drive up to 750 
horsepower of pumping load. The pumps have a range of 
capacity from quite small to 20,000 gpm with heads 
varying from a few feet to 700 feet of water. The weigh 
tanks are 100,000 and 10,000 pound capacity and the 
sump beneath the flow has capacity for over 200,000 
gallons. Because of a heating capability for the water in 
addition to the pumping capacity, the Reynolds number 
potential for this loop has put ARL back in the forefront in 
the flow measurement field. 

A new facility on the floor of the laboratory is a flume 
over 40 x 9 x 4 feet with a built-in wave generator. 
Although this equipment has been installed for a specific 
project and client, it is a permanent installation and will be 
available for a variety of student and sponsored projects. 

Alden's director, Lawrence C. Neale, summarizes it like 
this: "In all, the complete building (service and experi- 
mental wings) has provided the possibility of developing 
staff, student population and instruction at the graduate 
and undergraduate level. Professional activities supported 
by ARL have been enhanced. Finally the technical capabil- 
ity of the ARL complex has been substantially improved." 




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Jilt's nice here. It's 
not like a dorm, really. 

- Jack Williams, '73 



y J Daniels is like a jail 
by comparison — blah! 

- Bob Levi, '73 



Stoddard Residence Center 



To many students a dorm is a dorm is a dorm and that's all 
there is to it. But the students who live in Stoddard have a 
very different feeling about their college home. 

Jack Williams, '73, puts it this way: "We were next to 
last in the lottery list, and we had an apartment all lined up, 
but then we got this room over the summer. So we gave up 
the apartment and took this. It's much easier, more 
convenient, cheaper, everything. . . it's nice here. It's not 
like a dorm, really. If they had said we could have a room 
in Morgan or Daniels, I'd think twice about it — Riley, 
forget it." 

Jack's roommate, Bob Levi, agrees: "Daniels is like a 
jail by comparison — blah!" 

Probably the best appreciated feature of life at Stod- 
dard is the quiet. Mark Mooradian, '73, who is resident 
advisor to the Stoddard "B" building, says that he has never 
had a complaint about noise while he's been at Stoddard. 

"The system of rooms here definitely cuts down on the 
noise. For one thing, a lot of the noise in dorms comes 
from kids fooling around in the halls. Here there's not that 
much room to fool around in, maybe ten or twenty feet. 
Over in Daniels, where I was last year, it was a lot different. 



There the biggest thing is frisbee in the halls, hockey in the 
halls, running up and down the halls, track meets in the 
halls, bike riding in the halls, everything you can imagine. 
And the halls there are nicely set up for all that sort of 
thing — water sliding, everything. 

"Here in Stoddard none of that can go on, and that cuts 
down the noise; and in addition to that there are the rugs 
and the soundproofing in the ceilings. I've never heard 
anything that has gone on upstairs over my head, and I've 
never had one complaint. It's great!" 

Jack Williams agrees with Mark. "You can't hear 
anything. There are only four double rooms to a section. A 
kid down at the other end can play his stereo as loud as 
anything, but if you close your door you can't hear any of 
it. Sound doesn't travel." 

Lest we leave you with the impression that all is perfect 
at Stoddard, Jack had this complaint to make: "The only 
thing bad here is the carpets. They picked the wrong kind, 
they put down nylon carpeting, and for kids who smoke it's 
terrible. You drop an ash and it melts the carpet and costs a 
fortune to fix." 

Residents are in accord that they like Stoddard and the 
way it is furnished. However, I asked Bob Levi if the small 
refrigerator by his desk came with the room, he laughed 
and said, "No. That's a great convenience, though. We don't 
know how we survived freshman year without one." I 



yy Over there in the other dorms the big thing is frisbee in the halls, 
hockey in the halls, track meets in the halls, bike riding in the halls . . . 
water sliding . . . Here, I've never heard anything that has gone on 
upstairs over my head. It's great. 

— Mark Mooradian, '73 



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Chairs 

Aren't Always To Sit In 



by Ruth Trask 




MANY people think that the only purpose of an 
endowed professorship is to pay a faculty mem- 
ber's salary. In fact, that turns out to be one of 
the least of the things accomplished. 

Four chairs were endowed at WPI in the ten-year 
program. The latest of these was announced less than a year 
ago. The WPI chairs involve an additional grant to the 
faculty member, to be used to broaden his professional and 
personal horizons. The thing about the system is, it works. 
On the following pages we hope to show you through 
their own words just how these faculty members have used 
their new resources, and what the endowed chair has meant 
to each of them. It's far more than a matter of money, as 
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"It's a great feeling to know that I have control over a 
certain amount of funds that enable me to pursue my 
professional interests," says Prof. Kenneth E. Scott, '48, 
who was awarded the first George I. Alden Chair in 
Engineering. 

"So far the grant has made it possible for me to attend 
several meetings and workshops in my field," Scott 
continues. "Last May, for example, I presented a paper on 
the use of multi media in a self-paced (IPI) course in 
control engineering at the Northeast Audio Tutorial Con- 
ference in New Jersey." 

Scott, who is professor of mechanical engineering and 
Institute Director of Audio-Visual Development, has, 
during the past year, put on a workshop and presented 
papers on the application of technology to teaching at the 
annual meeting of the American Society of Engineering 
Education in Texas. He has also joined the National 
Association of American Broadcasters and the Association 
for Educational Communications & Technology. 

"Actually, I'm kept pretty busy right here with 
teaching and advising," he confessed. 

He need not have bothered to explain. A student, one 
of Scott's advisees, shuffled through a pile of manila folders 
on a table by the office door, found what he was looking 
for, and walked out, leaving the door open. 

"Maybe you'd better shut it," Scott suggested. "It 
probably won't do much good though. They always manage 
to find me. . . " He laughed. 

(Perhaps this "availability" to those who need him is 
one of the reasons he was selected as WPI Teacher of the 
Year in 1971 and why the students dedicated the 1970 
Peddler to him. Perhaps, along with his outstanding 
teaching ability, it is one of the reasons he was awarded the 
Alden Chair.) 

"Getting back to the grant," he said. "It has helped me 
to pursue my recent interests in the application of 
technology to education." 

The phone was ringing and there was a knock at the 
door. With his hand on the receiver he concluded, "It has 
let me take advantage of opportunities that otherwise I 
might have let go by." 



Associate Professor of Mathematics Bruce C. McQuarrie, 
who holds the Harold J. Gay Chair, concurs with Prof. 
Scott. 

"Professional travel and a number of other opportu- 
nities have really been opened up for me this year," he 
admits. 

"Last February, because of the extra funds made 
available through the grant, I was able to present a paper at 
the International Conference for Mathematicians Interested 
in Near Rings which was held in Oberwolfach, Germany." 

He smiled. "And my wife, Betty, went along with me. 
Oh, she paid her own way," he added. "But some of her 
expenses were at a reduced rate. And she didn't cost at all 
extra in the car we rented. We spent 1 1 days over there." 

He smiled again, remembering. 

"In March I went to another conference," he con- 
tinued. "This time to the Ontario Mathematics meeting in 
Ottawa where I gave a paper." 

Did he use the funds for anything besides travel? 

"Oh, yes," he said. "I've purchased quite a few new 
books and sponsored a speaker for the department." 

And for the future? Prof. McQuarrie says he is hoping 
to attend more meetings with his colleagues. Because he has 
access to the resources incumbent in the Harold J. Gay 
Chair, his hopes will undoubtedly turn into reality. 



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"The Kinnicutt has helped pay for research and travel 
primarily," says Dr. Herbert Beall, the assistant professor of 
chemistry who sits in the Leonard P. Kinnicutt Chair. 

"At the time I received this particular grant some of the 
funds were channeled into the purchase of X-ray film for 
X-ray structure work. We would not have been able to 
continue this type of work without the Kinnicutt." He 
paused. 

"And, then, of course, there was the trip to New 
York." 

"The trip to New York" turned out to be a meeting of 
the American Chemical Society where he presented a paper. 
He said the paper came about as a direct result of the 
research he had been able to do through the grant. 

"I also did something else while I was in New York," he 
said. "Some sightseeing." 

"You mean the Statue of Liberty and the Empire 
State?" he was asked. 

"I knew you'd say that," he replied. "But you're 
wrong. I visited railway terminals. I'm a railroad buff." 

"Did you know that the Jersey Central Terminal is the 
largest abandoned railway terminal in the world?" he asked 
suddenly. "And did you know that the Hoboken Terminal 
has a great hot dog and beer stand on the train concourse 
where you can sit and watch the comings and goings of the 
Erie and Lackawanna cars?" 

"What you really want, though, to hear is some more 
about the Kinnicutt," he said. 

"Well, we've purchased quite a lot of chemical glassware 
and new chemicals, so far. Looking ahead, a couple of years 
from now I expect to attend the International Boron 
Chemistry Symposium which will probably be held in 
England. At least I hope it's in England," he went on. "My 
mother lives there. She's a good baby sitter." 

So the family was going, too? "Certainly," he replied. 

He didn't volunteer what his method of transportation 
would be. But it does look as though this is one trip he 
won't make by train! 



There are at least two trips in the future of Dr. Charles C. 
Reynolds. 

Reynolds, who is a professor of mechanical engineering, 
was recently named the George F. Fuller Professor of 
Mechanical Engineering. 

"Actually," he explained, "I've been more or less 
conserving part of the funds from my grant so that I can 
take a term off in order to go to Europe to find out what 
the new developments are in casting, forging, welding, and 
plastics." 

Germany would be one of his destinations he said. 
There he will be mostly concerned with metal working. In 
Birmingham, England, and in France his investigations will 
turn to casting. 

"I also plan to look up some former graduate students 
along the way," he added. "That always makes things more 
interesting." 

When would he be leaving? 

"Soon," he said. "I already have my passport." 

Was he planning on doing any travel in this country? 

"Yes," he replied. "To Cincinnati-Heald and other 
companies in the Midwest to discuss co-operative programs 
concerning student projects." 

Had being selected as the Fuller professor benefited him 
in any other ways? 

"Definitely. I've been able to do more development 
work in the audio-visual field," Reynolds explained. "I've 
joined several additional professional organizations. As far 
as new books go, I now purchase any I want although they 
are expensive. Some cost from $35 to $50 apiece." 

He paused for a minute. He looked like a man who was 
happy that he didn't have to personally pay $35 for each 
new addition to his library. 

"The Fuller has meant a lot," he said. 



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A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: 
WPI is an institution of higher edu 
cation. It is, therefore, subject t 
most of the pressures being put oi 
modern American higher educatior 
The following special report is pre 
sented as a general view, one w> 
think will interest most of you, o 1 
these issues which affect all col ] 
leges. We will not, here, try to givi 
our "answer" to each of the point 
brought out. Because we try to d< 
that consistently in the Journal, ii 
our own way. Remember "The Edu 
cation of the Idiot Box" which ap 
peared in the Spring 1971 Journal'. 
You'll be hearing more about WPI'! 
teaching methods in the future, too 
And there was the April 1972 Inter- 
session issue. And the continuing 
story of the development of th< 
WPI Plan. As a part of the main- 
stream of modern higher education, 
we at WPI aim to keep you, oui 
alumni, students, and friends, well 
informed about what we're doing 



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To the Editor: 

One of the fringe benefits of being 
the mother of a doctoral candidate is 
receiving the WPI Journal. I read it 
assiduously as a way of reducing the 
generation gap. 

But your April Intersession issue 
which I have just received sent me off 
into orbit all on my own. The combi- 
nation of Ben Bova's "Next 100 
Years" and Ruth Trask's "Intersession 
1972" (people must have thought of 
calling it Intercourse 1972?) [Yes, 
they did! — Ed.] added up to the most 
stimulating reading I've come across 
for many a long day. 

Specifically, they hit me from at 
least three directions. For one thing I 
stopped despairing of where technol- 
ogy is taking us and, with all those 
marvelous things Ben Bova says can be 
carried on in outer space, for the first 
time I saw some sense in NASA. Two, 
my faith in the validity of the Ameri- 
can approach to higher education was 
recharged: any school system that can 
come up with the theory and practice 
of Intersession can't be all bad. Final- 
ly, I am kicking myself for getting 
born when I did and thereby missing 
so much excitement. 

Since that is a fact of life that I 

can't change, all I can do is thank you 

for giving me a vicarious experience 

that I wouldn't want to have missed. 

Lois Hackett 

Geneva, Switzerland 

To the Editor: 

Congratulations to you, to the 
Publications Committee, and to 
whomever is responsible for the chal- 
lenging yet informative articles on 
Genetic Engineering which make up 
your August issue. 

This topic which will be a major 
moral and social consideration for the 
next decade, if not the next genera- 
tion, should most certainly be brought 



to our attention, and you have done it 
most effectively. 

Tech has long been known for its 
leadership in engineering and for its 
conservatism in social and political 
areas of concern, but this is the second 
or third time the Journal has been the 
vehicle for bringing friends of WPI the 
story of technological and social chal- 
lenge. Keep it up. 

I was on the Tech faculty, in Al 
Schwieger's department [Economics, 
Government, and Business] , while 
Walt Dennen was editor of the Tech 
News, and I well remember his re- 
sponse to the ASEE — ECPD advocacy 
of a five-year undergraduate program 
in engineering, when he wrote that 
"some of us have put ourselves on a 
five-year program already." 

Ernest D. Phelps 
. Nichols College 

Dudley, Massachusetts 

To the Editor: 

I am interested in obtaining 25 
copies of the articles on "Genetic 
Engineering" which appear in your 
August 1972 issue of the WPI Journal, 
and would be most appreciative of any 
assistance you might give. 

Douglas J. Berndt, Rector 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
Kingsport, Tennessee 



A Comment from the Editor: 

Someone recently asked why it 
was that the letters which appear in 
Feedback were so uniformly positive 
and congratulatory. The only answer is 
a simple yet puzzling one: Those are 
about the only letters we receive here, 
except for a few inquiring (or com- 
plaining) about a particular listing in 
Completed Careers or Your Class and 
Others. Obviously, many alumni dis- 
agree with individual statements made 
in Journal articles, or with some of 
those "positive and congratulatory" 
letters in this section. But they haven't 
written us. If we get it, we'll print it. 
Feedback is meant to be a forum 
wherein alumni can talk back to the 
Journal and the Alumni Association 
and each other. It's your space, not 
ours. 



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You liked it last year, 
but you'll love it now. 

Last year we told you a little bit about 
Intersession beforehand. This time around it's 
bigger, and it's better, and we couldn't make up 
our minds about which courses to advertise. 
So we sent you the whole catalog — some 160 
courses strong. 

Remember — special rate for alumni, only $75 
a course (regular rate $110) (and it even includes 
lunches). 

Remember the WPI Calendar: October, 
November, December, Intersession, February . . . 

(Note: Most alumni were sent copies of the Intersession 
Catalog. If you didn't receive one and are interested, 
iust drop us a line.) 



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DIRECTORY OF CHAPTER OFFICERS 



Berkshire 

President, P.S.SIedzik/61 ,42 Bellmore Dr., Pittsfield, Mass. 01201 
Secretary-Treasurer, R. K. Quattrochi,'49, 1 1 50 Holmes Rd„ Pittsfield, Mass. 01201 
Council, F.J. Gamari,'54,20Sand Springs Rd., Wiltiamstown, Mass. 01 267 

Boston 

President,!. F. Humphrey, '59, 1 8 Larch Rd.,Wellesley Hills, Mass. 021 81 
1st Vice President, D.J. Maguire/66,31 Charming Dr. S.W., Watertown. Mass. 021 72 
2nd Vice President, M. B. Steele, '26, 20 Buckskin Path, Centervilie, Mass. 02632 
3rd Vice President, A. J. Antak, '68, 79 Central St., Apt. 9, Waltham, Mass. 021 54 
Secretary-Treasurer, D.J. George, '69, 121 Walker Ln., Needham, Mass. 02192 
Council, W. J. Charow, '49, 45 Woodlawn Ave., Wellesley Hills, Mass. 021 81 
E. Lagerholm, '44, 1 00 Memorial Dr., Cambridge. Mass. 021 42 
R. D. Behn, '63, 90 Ellery St., Apt. 1 4, Cambridge, Mass. 021 38 
J. B. Nano,'67, 72 Prospect St., Wellesley, Mass. 02181 
T. B. Newman, Jr., '64, Emerson Gardens, Apt. 1 1 , Lexington, Mass. 02173 

Central New York 

President, D. W. Prosser, '61,6 Florence St., Auburn, N . Y. 1 3021 
Secretary-Treasurer. N.T. Buske,'59,408Sidgewick Dr., Syracuse, N.Y. 13203 
Council, D. W. Prosser, '61 , see above. 

Chicago 

Secretary-Treasurer, W. J. Shephard,'62, 1 255 N. Sandburg Terr., Apt. 261 0, 

Chicago, 111.60610 
Council, R. A. Berg, '59, 301 Oakdale Ave., Lake Forest, III. 60045 

Cincinnati 

President, R. W. Parks, '41 , 3736 Ashworth Dr., Apt. A, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208 
Secretary -Treasurer , S. D. Donahue, Jr., '63, 440 Beech Tree Dr., Cincinnati, 

Ohio 45224 
Council, S. D. Donahue, Jr., '63, see above. 

Cleveland 

President, R. B. Sundheim,'58,3642Traynham Rd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 441 22 
Council, R. B. Sundheim, '58, see above. 

Connecticut Valley 

President, J. W. Powers, '61 , R.F.D. No. 1, Mountainview Circle, 

Southampton, Mass. 01 073 
Vice Presidents.?. Mozden, Jr., '63, 55 Lee St., E. Longmeadow, Mass. 01 028 
Secretary, E. E. Nutting, '39, 23 High St., Haydenville, Mass. 01 039 
Treasurer, D. G. Healey,'69, 2 Harvard St., Holyoke, Mass. 01 040 
Council, L. E. Stratton,'39, 74 Carlisle St., Springfield, Mass. 01 1 09 

A. E. Brownlee, '33, Feeding Hills Rd., Westfield, Mass. 01 085 

Detroit 

President, E. H. Judd, '50, 1 231 Linden St., Plymouth, Mich. 481 70 

Eastern Connecticut 

President, H. N. Harris, Jr., '57, 32 Corey Lane, Niantic, Conn. 06357 
Vice President, N. M. Carignan, '58, 568 Cow Hill Rd., Mystic, Conn. 06335 
Secretary-Treasurer.V. P. Dufault, '62, 28 Sequin Rd., Noank, Conn. 06340 
Council, J. M. Danis,'67, 1 28 Providence St.,Taftville, Conn. 06380 

Hartford 

President, G. F. Crowther,'37, 20 Bates St., Hartford, Conn. 061 14 
Vice President, L. T. Benoit, '66, 40 Willard St., Apt. 308, Hartford, Conn. 061 05 
Secretary, D. C. Creamer, '68, 1 22 New State Rd., Manchester, Conn. 06040 
Treasurer, W. L. Brown, '60, 3 Redstone Dr., Simsbury, Conn. 06070 
Council, L. A. Penoncello,'66, Kellogg Rd.,Torrington, Conn. 06790 

E. C. Campbell/43, 1 5 Fairfield Rd., W. Hartford, Conn. 061 1 7 
W. R. Ernst, '53, 1 59 Tobey Ave., Windsor, Conn. 06095 

Hudson- Mohawk 

President, J. J. Osvald,'65, 1 1 38 Hendrickson Ave., Schenectady, N.Y. 1 2308 
Vice President, H. A. Christopher, '61 , 1 05 Acorn Dr., Scotia, N.Y. 1 2302 
Council, B. A. Podberesky,'58, Schenectady, N.Y. 1 2309 

Los Angeles 

President, P. C. Yankauskas, '42, 4508 Blackthorne Ave., Long Beach, Calif. 90808 
Vice President, D. R. Bates, '40, 2999 East Ocean Blvd., Apt. 1 1 20, 

Long Beach, Calif. 90803 
Council, P. C. Yankauskas, '42, see above. 

New Haven 

President, J. J. Conroy, Jr., '46C, 255 Riverside Dr., Mt. Carmel, Conn. 0651 8 
Vice President, H. S. Altenburg,'65, 1 Cider Tree Lane, Stamford, Conn. 06903 
Secretary-Treasurer, N.J. Barone, '65, 266 Chapel St., Milford, Conn. 06460 
Council, J. M.Halloran,Jr.,'40,63 MowrySt.,Hamden,Conn.06518 

New York 

President, R. D. Gelling, '63, 66 Roosevelt Ave., Malverne, N.Y. 1 1 565 
Vice President, R. E. Allen, '42, 1 54 St. Andrews Ln., Glen Cove, N.Y. 1 1 542 
Vice President, J. M. Anderson, '64, 345 E. 69th St., New York, N.Y. 1 0021 
Secretary, D.J. Grenier, '55, 1 8 West Rd., Carmel, N.Y. 1 051 2 
Treasurer, S. A. Quart, '56, 90 Sagamore Dr., Syosset, N.Y. 1 1 791 
Council, S. L. Vrusho/57, IBM Corp., 2 Penn Plaza, New York, N.Y. 1 0001 
G. P. Vittas/63, 21 01 Voorhies Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 1 1 235 



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Niagara Peninsula 

Presidents. M.Kelly, Jr., '63, 121 Old Farm Circle, Williamsville, N.Y. 1 4221 
Vice President, O. A. Hansen, '25, 40 Danbury Ln., Kenmore, N.Y. 1 421 7 
Secretary- Treasurer, F. W. Swan, Jr., '35, 1 28 Church St., East Aurora, N.Y. 1 4052 
Council, R. A. Jolicoeur, '67, 1 0703 Holland Glenwood Rd., Holland, N.Y. 1 4080 

Northern California 

President, W. H. Gill, Jr., '61 ,7111 Westmoreland Way, Sacramento, Calif. 95831 
Secretary- Treasurer, C. H. Daw, Jr., '59, 681 6 Hyde Ct., Dublin, Calif. 94566 
Council, J. A.AIfieri,'59,22465 Rancho Ventura No. B, Cupertino, Calif. 9501 4 

Northern New Jersey 
President, V. E. Kohman, '43, 32 Summit Rd., Verona, N.J. 07044 
Vice President, S. Ringel, '47, 36 Brookside Rd., West Orange, N.J. 07050 
Secretary, W. R. Hopkins, '65, 37 West Ruby Ave., Palisades Park, N.J. 07650 
Treasurer, H. W. Tenney, Jr., '56, 74 Golf St., West Long Branch, N.J. 07764 
Council, N.J. Taupeka, '58, 32 Surrey Ln., Eatontown, N.J. 07724 
J. L. Reid,'51 ,31 Spring Garden Dr., Madison, N.J. 07940 

North Shore 

Acting President, D. R. Ekstrom,'63, 1 6 Hathaway Ave., Beverly, Mass. 01 91 5 
Secretary- Treasurer, W. C. Goodchild, '40, 1 Woodbury Dr., Beverly, Mass. 01 91 5 
Council, J. M.Szymanski, '62, Paradise Travel Service, lnc.,1 27 Harvard St., 
Allston,Mass,02134 

Pacific Northwest 

President, P.J. Topelian, '39, 433 160th Ave., S.E., Bellevue, Wash. 98004 
Secretary- Treasurer, W. M.Lloyd 1 1, '51, 1571 4 S.E. 26th St., Bellevue, Wash. 98004 

Philadelphia 

President, J. R. Taylor, '50, 324 Meadowbrook Rd., North Wales, Pa. 1 9454 
Vice President, R. E. Roy, '68, 6628 N. 8th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 1 91 26 
Secretary- Treasurer, V. T. Pace, '71 , 428 Lombard St., Philadelphia, Pa. 1 91 47 
Council, M . P. Zarrilli, '71 , 3600 Chestnut St., Apt. 1 807, Philadelphia, Pa. 1 91 04 

Pittsburgh 

President, A. D.Tripp, Jr., '36, 21 2 Connecting Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 1 5228 
Vice President, G. B. Brown, '55, 1 40 Sunset Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 1 5235 
Secretary-Treasurer, J . L. Paquette,'68, 109 Greenlea Dr., Coraopolis, Pa. 1 5108 
Council, D. M. McNamara, '55, 804 Ella St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 1 521 6 

Rhode Island 

President, D. A. True, '71, 473 Old Fall River Rd., Swansea, Mass. 02777 
Vice President, J. K. Karalekas, '58,74 Ferncrest Dr., E. Providence, R.I. 0291 4 
Secretary-Treasurer, H. F. DiZoglio,'60, Foster Center Rd., R.F.D. No. 1, 

Box7A, Foster, R.I. 02825 
Council, W. R. McLeod, Jr., '58, 1 28 Red Chimney Dr., Warwick, R.I. 02886 

Rochester- Genesee 

President, D. L Kerr,'65, 1 88 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 1 461 2 
Vice President, P.J. Bondy,'67, 1 88 Harvard St., Rochester, N.Y. 1 4607 
Secretary-Treasurer, C. E. Hunt, Jr., '34, 8 Birmingham Dr., Rochester, N.Y. 14618 
Council, H. A. Hoyen, '63, 593 St. Rita's Ct., Webster, N.Y. 1 4580 

Southeastern 

President, C. Hammarstrom, '34, 557 East Wesley Rd., N. E., Atlanta, Ga. 30305 
Secretary-Treasurer, F.C.Bragg, '24, 595 McAfee St., N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 3031 3 
Council, C. Hammarstrom, '34, seeabove. 

Washington (D.C.) 

President, D. M. Cornell, '60, 9 North Summit Dr., Apt. 302, Gaithersburg, Md. 20760 
Vice President, H. R. Freeman, '61, 14700 Nadine Dr., Rockville, Md. 20853 
Council, J. M. Smith, '37, 1 1 21 Crest Lane, McLean, Va. 22101 

Wilmington 

President, H. F. DeCarli,'52, 2405 Landon Dr., Wilmington, Del. 1 9803 
1 st Vice President, R. E. Ferrari, '51 ,2404 Landon Dr., Chalfonte, 

Wilmington, Del. 19803 
2nd Vice President, J. D. Lojewski/52,2403 Landon Dr., Chalfonte, 

Wilmington, Del. 19803 
Secretary, D. A. Kujala,'52, 241 1 Sweet Briar Rd., Tarleton, Wilmington, Del. 1 9803 
Treasurer, R.F.Smith, 111/61,3351 Altamont Dr., Devonshire, 

Wilmington, Del. 19083 
Members-at-large, F. B. Chamberlin,'41 ,2526 Deepwood Dr., Foulk Woods, 
Wilmington, Del. 19803 
C. G. Dahlstrom/34,2007 Beechwood Dr.,Westwood Manor, 
Wilmington, Del. 19810 
Council, P. Michelman,'51 , 241 Lori Lane South, Tarleton, Wilmington, Del. 1 9803 

Worcester 

President, C. W. Mello, '61 , 508 Pleasant St., Paxton, Mass. 01612 
Vice President, Thomas P. O'Connor, 26 Sorrento St., Worcester, Mass. 01 602 
Secretary, P. H. Horstmann,'55, Woodridge Rd., Holden, Mass. 01 520 
Treasurer, J. H. McCabe/68,1 8 Viele Ave., Worcester, Mass. 01 605 
Council, R. A. Seaberg, Jr., '56, 462 Shrewsbury St., Holden, Mass. 01 520 
T. P. O'Connor/53, see above. 

J.J. Dwyer,'33, 1 4 Sun Valley Dr., Worcester, Mass. 01 609 
H. O. Painter, Jr.,'58, Sudbury Rd., Stow, Mass. 01 775 
P. F. Seibold/50, 6 Olean St., Worcester, Mass. 01 602 
F. W. Madigan, Jr.,'53, 1 5 Mary Jane Circle, Worcester, Mass. 01 609 
P. H. Horstmann, '55, see above. 
A. A. Jalil,'61 , 28 William St., Worcester, Mass. 01 609 



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COMPLETED 
CAREERS 



LAWRENCE C. JONES, '16 

Attorney Lawrence C. Jones, 78, died 
July 9, 1972 in Rutland, Vermont. 

He was born in Rutland and later 
attended WPI where he was a member of 
Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. 

Mi. Jones was a former five-term 
Vermont attorney general and three-term 
Rutland County state's attorney. He was a 
partner in the law firm of Jones & Jones. 

In 1 938 he was elected president of the 
U.S. Attorney General's Association. His 
vice president was California Attorney 
General Earl Warren, who later became 
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

DONALD H. C. TULLOCH, "16 

Donald H. C. Tulloch, 78, passed away 
June 1, 1972 in Chadds Ford, Pa. 

A Worcester native, he moved to 
Pennsylvania 27 years ago. For a number 
of years he served as a national accounts 
representative for Union Bag Camp Paper 
Corp., Philadelphia. 

Mr. Tulloch, who was a chemical engi- 
neer, was a member of Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon. 

WALTER G. FIELDER, '21 

Walter G. Fielder passed away April 21, 
1 972. He was 73 years of age. 

He was born in Worcester, Massachu- 
setts and graduated from WPI in 1921 
with a degree in civil engineering. He was 
the retired area superintendent for Niagara 
Mohawk Power Corp., Syracuse, N.Y. 
Previously he was with the Illinois State 
Highway Dept. and the U.S. Coast & 
Geodetic Survey. 

A member of ASCE, he also belonged to 
AIEE. 

A. WILBUR BARR, '22 

A. Wilbur Barr, 71, died June 28, 1972 
in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

A Worcester native, he graduated from 
WPI in 1922 as a civil engineer. He was a 
member of Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Mr. Barr was a printer and part owner 
of the former King-Barr Press in Worcester 
for many years prior to his retirement in 
1967. 



JOHN A. MOTT, '31 

John A. Mott, 63, a retired civil engineer, 
died June 3, 1972 in Tennessee. 

He was born in Orange, N.J. and re- 
ceived his BS from WPI in 1931. During 
his career he was employed by the 
Tennessee Valley Authority, the Container 
Corporation of America, A. F. Hedman & 
Associates and Gentry Steel, Inc., Chatta- 
nooga. 

Mr. Mott was a member of Sigma Xi, 
Tau Beta Pi, and the Tennessee Society of 
Professional Engineers. 

BASIL G. CONSTANTINE, JR., '58 

Basil G. Constantine, Jr., died May 27, 
1972 in Beverly, Massachusetts at the age 
of 36 years. 

Born in Winchester, he graduated from 
WPI in 1 958 as a mechanical engineer. He 
was the president and major stockholder 
of Gurnard Manufacturing Co., Inc., 
Beverly. A pioneer in the use of numerically 
controlled machinery, his corporation 
manufactured digital components for lunar 
modules. He was a member of the Nu- 
merical Control Society, ASME, and SESA. 

JAMES L. DeVENUTO, '58 

James L. DeVenuto passed away in 
June in Hammond, Indiana, following a 
short illness. 

He was born in Marlboro, Mass., 
attended WPI, and was later employed by 
the Progressive Tool Co. of Chicago, III. 

BRIAN M. BUMPUS, '71 

Pfc. Brian M. Bumpus, 23, an Army 
reservist taking part in a two-week reserve 
training session at Camp A. P. Hill, 
Virginia, was killed July 15 in a truck 
accident near Quantico. 

He was born in Rhode Island and later 
studied management engineering at WPI. 
He was employed by The Fair Department 
Store in Auburn, Mass. 



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ALUMNI 



TRUSTEE 



POSITIONS 



At the June 1972 annual meeting 
of the WPI Alumni Association, among 
the articles approved in the revisions 
to the Constitution and By-laws of the 
Association was one which formed a 
Trustee Search Committee of the As- 
sociation. The committee is composed 
of five members representing five dec- 
ades of alumni and they are charged 
with the responsibility of recom- 
mending annually to the Alumni 
Council the name of at least one 
alumnus for each alumni vacancy 
which exists on the WPI Board of 
Trustees. The Alumni Council makes 
the decisions on the candidates to be 
nominated for the positions on the 
Board and forwards the nominations 
to the Board for election. 

For approximately fifty years the 
Board of Trustees of WPI has granted 
to the Alumni Association the priv- 
ilege of recommending to the Board 
three candidates per year for positions 
on the Board. Thus there are always 
fifteen Alumni members serving on the 
Board as Alumni Trustees. These can- 
didates, when elected by the Board, 
serve for a term of five years and may 
be re-elected once. 

In June 1973, Dr. John Lott 
Brown, '46, Raymond J. Forkey, '40, 
and Morton B. Joselson will be com- 
pleting their terms on the Board. All 
three, however, are eligible to be re- 
elected. 

There are two distinct ways in 
which alumni may participate in the 
selection of alumni members of the 
Board of Trustees. First is the actual 
proposal of the alumnus to the Alumni 
Council for consideration for an Alum- 
ni Trustee position. As stated in the 
By-laws of the Alumni Association, 
the mechanics of proposal are three- 
fold and include alumni chapters pro- 
posing candidates to the Alumni Coun- 
cil by submitting a signed proposal, 
together with a statement by the 
candidate of his willingness to serve, to 
the Trustee Search Committee. This 



proposal must contain at least 15 
signatures of chapter members. An- 
other method is for any group of at 
least 25 alumni to propose a candidate 
by submitting a signed proposal, to- 
gether with a statement by a candidate 
of his willingness to serve to the 
Trustee Search Committee. For 1973 
these proposals must be received by 
the Secretary-Treasurer of the Alumni 
Association on or before March 19, 
1973. The third method in which 
candidates may be formally proposed 
is by the Trustee Search Committee 
itself which has the responsibility of 
proposing to the Alumni Council at 
least one candidate per vacancy each 
year. Notice is hereby given that peti- 
tions for proposing alumni for posi- 
tions on the Board of Trustees are now 
being received and can be received by 
the Alumni Secretary-Treasurer at any 
time up to and including March 19, 
1973. Sample forms for the proposal 
of candidates are available from the 
Alumni Secretary-Treasurer upon re- 
quest. 

The second way for alumni to 
participate is by suggesting names of 
alumni to the Trustee Search Com- 
mittee for future consideration. This is 
an important input of candidates' 
names to the committee and in turn 
they will be researched and cultivated 
by the committee as it is deemed 
appropriate. It is the hope of the 
committee that a large reservoir of 
potential candidates who should be 
considered and who would be honored 
by this consideration can be devel- 
oped. Please contact any member of 
the Committee with such names or 
submit the names to Stephen J. Hebert 
'66, Alumni Secretary-Treasurer, c/o 
WPI Alumni Office. 

Committee: Francis S. Harvey '37, 
Worcester, Mass., C. Eugene Center 
'30, Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert D. Behn 
'63, Cambridge, Mass., William A. 
Julian '49, McLean, Virginia, George 
E. Saltus '5 3, Boulder, Colorado. 



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YOUR CLASS AND OTHERS 




1925 

PROF. EDWIN HIGGINBOTTOM has 
retired as Head of the English Department 
at WPI. . . . WILLIAM W. YOUNG, who 
resides in Concord, Mass., is a self- 
employed manufacturer's agent. 

1926 

DONALD A. CALDER has retired after 
a "happy and prosperous business career" 
as president of the C. S. Brainin Corp. and 
as vice president and director of Stern 
Metals Corp., Mount Vernon, N.Y. Don, 
who says "retirement is great," is vice 
president of a "very active retirement club 
of 120 members with all sorts of activities 
five days a week." He spends his winters 
in Delray Beach, Fla., home base still being 
in Wyckoff, N.J. . . . IRVIN S. WEBSTER 
retired in July after seeing 46 years of 
service with the Public Service Electric and 
Gas Company. He was the development 
engineer in the Gas Department, General 
Office, Newark, N.J. In 1926 he started as 
a cadet engineer assigned to the Summit- 
Morristown District as assistant to the 
engineer. Later he was assigned in the 
same capacity to the Ridgewood District 
in 1936. Mr. Webster has been district 
superintendent, Pompton Gas Distribution, 
and has served in a number of other re- 
sponsible positions. He was named service 
engineer in 1960 and development engi- 
neer in 1970. 

1928 

FRANK C. TAYLOR has retired as 
assistant treasurer and assistant secretary 
in the City Investment Department of the 
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, 
Newark, N.J. Prior to joining Mutual 
Benefit in 1946, he had been with the 
Irving Trust Company, New York, the 
Prudential Insurance Company in Newark 
and Chicago, and the Brooklyn Savings 
Bank. . . . RALPH H. LUNDBERG, the 
former vice president and plant manager 
of Waltham Grinding Wheel, Waltham, 
Mass., is another retiree. 

1929 

TAITO K. WALKONEN, formerly a sales 
engineer with Consolidated Edison Co., 



New York City, has retired. . . . Also retired 
is PERCY E. NEWTON, who served as a 
project engineer for Torrington Co., 
Torrington, Conn. . . . After serving nearly 
40 years with the Connecticut State High- 
way Department, WILFORD A. SUTTHILL 
has retired. He says, "I enjoy retirement to 
the utmost — fishing, traveling, swimming." 
.. .Another retiree, J. BERNARD JOSEPH, 
is building a new home in Cape Coral, Fla. 
He retired from his duties with the U.S. 
Army Materiel Command, Washington, 
D.C., last February. . . . CARL H. CARLSON 
has retired after serving 28 years as plant 
engineer at Bay State Abrasives, Division 
of Dresser Industries, Inc., Westboro, 
Mass. His fellow employees recently 
honored him with a retirement party at 
which he was presented a 35 mm projector. 

1930 

GEORGE N. SMITH has retired from 
his positions as industrial engineer and 
personnel manager at Remington Rand 
Division, Middletown, Conn. Currently he 
has two bovs in college. 

1931 

EDWARD J. BAYON of Tighe & Bond, 
Inc., Holyoke, Mass. has announced that 
The Sippican Corp., Marion, will purchase 
all of the outstanding stock of the com- 
pany. Tighe & Bond will continue under 
its present management, become a division 
of Sippican, and will operate as a part of 
the Francis Associates Consulting Engi- 
neering Group. . . . EDWARD J. ODLUM 
was recently named a vice president for 
the Hartford region of the Connecticut 
Chapter, National Employment Associa- 
tion. 

1932 

HARRY G. MERRILL has retired after 
working for many years at Norton Co., 
Worcester, Mass. . . . BILL AND MARTHA 
ASP were seriously injured in an auto- 
mobile accident in Worcester on Friday 
night of Reunion weekend. Bill says they 
are mending well after he spent three 
weeks himself in Worcester City Hospital 



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with a concussion, cracked ribs, phlebitis 
and knee problems. Martha spent seven 
weeks therewith a cracked pelvis and in- 
ternal problems. They were hit late at 
night and both cars involved were total 
wrecks. Best wishes to both for a speedy 
recovery. 

1933 

GORDON R. WHITTUM has retired as 
district manager of engineering and plan- 
ning for U.S. Steel, Realty Development 
Division, Worcester, Mass. ... A. ELMER 
PIHL has joined Packaging Ind's., Inc., 
Hyannis, Mass. . . . CLARENCE R. 
STREETER, JR., is the president of Duko 
Mines, Inc., Swansea, Calif. 

1934 

FREDERICK G. WEBBER serves as ad- 
ministrative assistant to the vice president 
of engineering at F. W. Sickles Division, 
Chicopee, Mass. . . . PHILIP M. WAY is 
now with Jarvis Incinerator, Newton High- 
lands, Mass. . . . CAPT. CHARLES W. 
McELROY was recently honored at a 
dinner marking his retirement from 32 
years of service with the Navy and Naval 
Reserve. Capt. McElroy, a member of the 
WPI Alumni Council, entered the Navy in 
1940 and saw active duty with the Naval 
Construction Forces in the European and 
Asiatic theaters of war. He was part of the 
amphibious forces that invaded France on 
D-Day. During the Korean Emergency he 
was recalled to active duty. He was pro- 
moted to the rank of captain in 1962 
following reserve duty as commanding 
officer of the New Haven Naval Reserve 
Construction Battalion and as public works 
officer. Currently he is vice president of 
sales at Safety